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Strength & Conditioning - Program Design Fundamentals [ARTICLE]

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It's not unusual for a track and field coach to be a little lost and a little frustrated with their strength and conditioning program. Some programs are gifted with access to individuals who...... Continue

Strengthening the Springs [ARTICLE]

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"If you want to be fast, you have to run fast." While no practice or training tool is more specific to sprint development than consistent exposure to high-quality sprinting, there are obvious advantages to the incorporation of...... Continue

Injury Protocol [ARTICLE]

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Recent years have shown that NCAA athletics is leaving the transitional period from the old school 'No Pain, No Gain' era to the 'Student-Athlete Wellness Era'. The wizened coaches' perspective that 'these kids aren't as tough as they used to be...... Continue

What's Often Overlooked - The "other" components of training programs [ARTICLE]

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While possessing a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of each of the throwing events is vital to success as a coach, recognizing that there are many, many less talked about and often overlooked components to a training program as...... Continue

Aerobic Power - Building a Bigger Engine in an Emerging Miler [ARTICLE]

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All of the standard distance races including cross country are combined zone races. Combined zone means energy needed for muscular contractions at race pace is derived from both the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems in...... Continue

5-DAY PLAN: Cross Country Training With a Heart Rate Monitor [ARTICLE]

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Nearly half a million high school students in the U.S. participate in cross country. But just because the sport is popular doesn't mean it's easy. Cross country training can be tricky, especially for young...... Continue

Resisted & Assisted - A Strength Training Tool for Sprinters [ARTICLE]

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In 1978 an article by Ozolin was printed in that year's version of Sprints and Relays. In it, Ozolin identified the existence of a "speed barrier" for sprinters, which limited the potential performance of a sprinter, and recommended tools such as...... Continue

Best Track & Field Exercises You're Not Doing [ARTICLE]

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When you're training for track & field events, it's difficult to know which muscles to target. Sure, you should train your legs, but what if you want to get more specific? Here are some exercises that develop the triple extension—movement at...... Continue

Female Track Athletes: Prevent Hamstring Injuries With These Exercises [ARTICLE]

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Nearly every athlete has been sidelined with an injury she didn't anticipate. For female track stars and long-distance runners, the unexpected injury is often a pulled or torn hamstring, a muscle used extensively when running and one that is...... Continue

Complete Full-Year Workout Program for High School and Collegiate Sprinters [ARTICLE]

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If you want to be the fastest sprinter on the track, you need to be explosive, propel yourself off the blocks and move your limbs quickly and forcefully. To improve these aspects of your sprinting, you need to commit yourself to a year-round workout... Continue

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