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Usain Bolt: The World’s Fastest Man

August 6th, 2011 Comments off

Usain Bolt has new book entitled “Usain Bolt: My Story: 9.58: Being the World’s Fastest Man” A skinny kid from the Jamaican parish of Trelawny, Usain Bolt’s life changed in August 2008 when the Olympic men’s 100-meter starter pistol was followed just 9.69 seconds later by his streak across the finish line and the first of his three gold medals. In a highly illustrated celebration of his influences, background, and career trajectory, he shares his story of growing up playing cricket and soccer, and discovering that he could run fast—very fast. He shares stories of his family, friends, and the laid-back Jamaican culture, and reveals what makes him tick, where he gets his motivation, and where he takes his inspiration. He tells of the dedication and sacrifices required to get to the top, and also discusses fast food, partying, dancehall music, fast cars, and that signature lightning bolt pose.

Usain Bolt won gold in the 100-meter, the 200-meter, and the 4×100-meter relay at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games, becoming the first man to set world records in all three events at a single Olympics. At the 2009 Berlin World Championships he claimed the sprinting double, becoming the first man to hold the 100-meter and 200-meter World and Olympic titles at the same time, and breaking the world records for both the 100-meter (9.58 seconds) and the 200-meter (19.19 seconds).

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Sprint Training the Jamaican Way

August 6th, 2011 Comments off

Learn to train for sprint events the Jamaican way with with Maurice Wilson Jamaican National Track & Field Team Assistant Coach (Sprints) at the 2008 and 2004 Olympic Games and in four World Championships; Head Coach to the 2002 and 2001 Jamaican World Junior Teams; Head Girls Track Coach at Holmwood Technical High School in Manchester (JA) where his squads have taken seven consecutive girls National Championships Coach Wilson shares the training philosophies and protocol that are at the heart of the Jamaican sprint success. Part 1:Warm up. Enjoy injury free workouts using Wilson’s 9-drill dynamic warm up. Part 2: Running Drills. Features a 9-drill sequence that shows you how to incorporate proper running technique into the execution of the training drills. Part 3: Strength Philosophies. Wilson details the Jamaican philosophy for strength development for sprinters. Part 4: Strength Work. Learn three variations of Wilson’s strength program: circuit training, hip strength and stability strength. Part 5: Contrast Training. Create power and endurance in your athletes! Wilson demonstrates five examples of contrast training. Part 6: Training Program Breakdown. Wilson details both macrocycle and microcycle breakdowns of the training phases that include General Preparatory Phase, Specific Phase and Competitive Phase. Part 7: Meet Preparation. Learn to prepare your athletes for the meets that matter most. Wilson shares a detailed plan for competition-day preparation and tapering. Part 8: Competition Day Preparation. Uncover how to warm up an athlete at a meet and ensure they’re in the proper state of mind to compete. Use specific strategies in regards to rest, diet and mental planning that will allow your athletes to put all of their focus into the race. Part 9: Race Strategies. Give your athletes an edge on race day with proven race strategies for the 100 and 200. Part 10: Injury prevention. Wilson shares the “Jamaican Way” on training philosophies designed to serve the best interest of the athlete. 61 minutes. 2010

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