Archive for July, 2011

Florence Griffith-Joyner – 1988 Olympics 100m Final

July 30th, 2011 Comments off

Florence Griffith-Joyner, known as Flo Jo, is my favorite female sprinter of all time. She still holds the world records in both the women’s 100m and 200m races.

Check out the video of Florence Griffith-Joyner winning the womens 100m gold medal in the 1988 World Olympics:

Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness: Special Book/DVD Package

July 30th, 2011 Comments off

Whether you you are training for track and field or just trying to stay ahead of the competition in another sport, this special book/DVD package with help you increase your speed, agility, and quickness.

Product Description
Not only are modern athletes larger and more muscular than their predecessors, but they also move with a swiftness and power never seen before. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is the workout guide and DVD package you need in order to perform a step ahead of the competition.

What elevates this book to become the ultimate training resource is the bonus DVD, ideal for both athletes and coaches. It allows you to see exactly how to perform key tests and execute the best and most complex drills from the book. Sample training programs are included for the following sports:

Baseball and softball
Soccer and field hockey
Australian rules football

Top sport and conditioning experts present the best information on testing, techniques, drills, and training programs available to maximize athletes’ innate movement capabilities. The book contains 195 drills, many of which are fully illustrated, while the most complex drills and useful tests to track athletic skills and progress are featured on the DVD.

Build the movement skills to excel in sports with Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness.
Click below to order this special book/DVD package:

Need Starting Blocks? Starting Blocks are for sale!

July 30th, 2011 Comments off

You can purchase starting blocks right online! Great for racing and training your sprinters!

Product Description
The Gill Athletics scholastic starting block is designed in the international style with cast-aluminum pedals attached to a polished chrome steel rail with a precision fit. The pedals are adjustable to 4 angles and the block is adaptable to synthetic or cinder tracks.

You can purchase starting blocks by clicking the ad below:

The Legendary Jesse Owens – 1936 Olympics 100m final

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Jesse Owens is a famous and legendary track and field sprinter who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics. Jesse Owens won gold medals in the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the long jump, and as part of the 4×100 meter relay team. During a period of extreme racism, Jesse Owens not achieved victory but was the most successful athlete at the 1936 Olympic Games.

Check out this video of Jesse Owens winning the men’s 100m gold medal at the 1936 World Olympic games in Berlin:

The Legendary Edwin Moses – 1984 Olympics 400m hurdles final

July 30th, 2011 1 comment

Edwin Corley Moses (born August 31 1955) is probably the most famous hurdler of all time. He won gold medals in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. He is known for having the longest streak of consecutive wins in track and field history.

Here is a video of him winning the gold medal in the men’s 400m hurdles in the 1984 Olympics:

Learn to Become a Champion Hurdler

July 30th, 2011 Comments off

Mike Holloway, University of Florida Head Track & Field Coach Coach Holloway, one of the most respected sprint and hurdle coaches in the sport, takes you beyond the basic components of the hurdle event and shows you how to unlock your potential as a hurdler. Holloway begins with a thorough functional warm-up routine designed to increase the hurdler’s flexibility and increase the heart rate. Holloway’s instruction begins in the blocks showing how to efficiently get out of the starting blocks with speed and power. He then teaches you how to approach the first hurdle, while maintaining a focus on sustaining good ground contacts and carrying a sprint form. Once the athlete is running between the hurdles, Holloway demonstrates how to target and attack each hurdle while keeping a good flow and rhythm, allowing the runner to finish strong. Also included is a segment about running the turn in the 300/400m events, focusing on standing up tall and maintaining good posture. Holloway shares drills that cover all of the technical aspects of hurdling. The DVD also contains a breakdown of race footage to help witness firsthand the components of a great hurdle race. 24 minutes.

Buy this training video for hurdlers now by clicking below:


July 12th, 2011 1 comment

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