Parachutes: How to incorporate them into Sprint Training

Parachutes can be a great tool to enhance aspects of your sprinting stride when used correctly. The idea of the parachute is simply to add outside resistance in opposition to your forward inertia that will force you to recruit a greater number of muscle fibers in your hips to initiate your stride. They are just […]

Do you tighten up when you run?

How many of you find that when you are running for a while, you begin to lose your form? Your shoulders and neck begin to tighten up, you begin to arch your lower back, and all your muscles are straining, trying to fight fatigue that seems to be slowing you down. I knew this feeling well, […]

Dorsiflexion in Sprinting

Dorsiflexion is the action of the ankle joint that brings the dorsal, or top region, of the foot upward towards your body. Flexion of the ankle or foot is another term commonly used to refer to dorsiflexion. The action is opposite of plantar-flexion, which is pointing the toes downward and extending the ankle. The primary muscles […]

Increasing Stride Length Part #1

What is the key to increasing stride length? Longer strides literally come from the increase in force between your foot and the ground. Since Newton’s Laws of Motion state that every action has an equal and opposite reaction, when you push on the ground while your foot is in contact with it, the ground actually […]

Stride Length vs Stride Frequency

In the context of running, speed is composed of two variables: stride frequency and stride length. These two variables are specifically related to our definition of speed, which is distance over time. Stride frequency relates to the time factor, while stride length relates to the distance factor. So, your speed is ultimately determines by how […]

Speed Training Part 1

Speed is one of the greatest assets an athlete can possess. In football, it doesn’t matter if you are a lineman or a wide receiver. The faster you are, the bigger advantage you will gain. In basketball, your ability to get down the court on a fast break, either to score, or to defend, depends […]

The 4 Laws of Training Part #1

I have been in the business of training people to become better runners for close to 20 years now. I have had the chance to meet hundreds of trainers who were all specialists in one aspect or another regarding the different running styles. Many of them had great techniques that they used and I learned […]

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