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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

Tips and Best Weight Room Exercises for Track Athletes [ARTICLE]

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Track athletes benefit from proper weight training as much as any athlete. However, most track athletes don't spend nearly as many hours in the gym as they do on the track. The gym is where you develop...... Continue

Track & Field Tips to Prevent Shin Splints [ARTICLE]

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Ever wonder why that pain in your shin increases every time you finish a track & field workout? Aside from soreness, which you would feel in the belly of the shin muscle and still be able to move around, shin splints occur alongside or behind the...... Continue

Exercises for Female Track Athletes [ARTICLE]

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If you want to perform like a Ferrari, don't train like a mini-van. Yet that's what coaches who implement broad, sweeping training plans for their track teams are doing to their athletes, especially the females. The key to proper training?...... Continue

Get Faster and Prevent Injury With 3 Hamstring Exercises [ARTICLE]

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As a runner, your two training goals should be to get faster and reduce the risk of injury. To accomplish both, you have to strengthen your hamstrings. The hamstrings are a group of three muscles on the back of the thigh. They are a critical...... Continue

The Science of the 100-Meter Dash (and How To Get Faster) [ARTICLE]

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It's important to go beyond simple cues like "eyes down the track" and "knees up." You need to understand the science and focus on the little things to truly run fast—something I didn't do. Read on to learn about the science of the 100-meter...... Continue

Maximum Speed Track Workouts for Sprinters [ARTICLE]

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To improve your speed during the season you have to do all-out sprints. Maximum speed workouts should be the backbone of your training. However, as your season progresses, you can challenge your body in ways that take into account the demands of...... Continue

Running Form - Oregon Drill [ARTICLE]

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This drill, which I also described in chapter 5, was originally devised as a rehab running drill for Oregon athletes coming back from injury, but at Mead I found it was also a great way to work on mechanics. This is a meat-and-potatoes staple that...... Continue

Track Exercises that Build Explosive Muscle [ARTICLE]

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If you are a sprinter, jumper or thrower, you need to be explosive. Without this essential attribute, you will be left standing on the blocks, miss your jump height or fail to match your opponents on your throws. The key to getting more...... Continue

Ground-based Exercises to Aid with Acceleration [ARTICLE]

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Acceleration is a force characterized by pushing. To accelerate forward an athlete must impart a backward force, a push, into the ground. The stronger the force is applied (with optimal technique), the faster the athlete accelerates. Force should...... Continue