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How to Increase Your Speed

February 10th, 2018 No comments

When racing it is always important to be able to increase your speed and become faster.

Here are some books and resources that will help you learn how to increase your speed and become a faster runner:

Tips for Long Jumpers

April 24th, 2012 Comments off

Long jumpers are always looking for advice and tips to increase the distance of their long jumps. What better person to get long jumping tips and advice from than Mike Powell? Mike Powell holds the world record in the long jump with a whopping leap measuring 8.95 meters (29 feet, 4½ inches).

In a article we found online, Mike Powell was kind enough to share some of his long jumping tips and advice.

For more info about Mike Powell, click here

Allyson Felix: Forward and Backwards Bounds Training

March 25th, 2012 Comments off

Forward and backwards bound training will help strengthen your quads and hamstrings. Watch a clip of this exercise performed by U.S. track star Allyson Felix:

For more info about Allyson Felix, click here.

Brown University to Hold Javelin Clinic with World Record Holder Tom Petranoff

February 21st, 2012 Comments off

Look for a good javelin clinic or to get some good training for the javelin throw? This upcoming javelin clinic being hosted by Brown University might be right for you. You will be able to get valuble insight from the world record holder in the javelin throw, Tom Petranoff. 2010 NCAA National Javelin Champion, Craig Kinsley , will be in attendance as well. You can find more info about the event below:

WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2012

LOCATION: Brown University Onley-Margolis Atletic Center
235 Hope Street, Providence, RI

TIME: 1:00PM – 4:00PM


COST $40
The 2012 Javelin Clinic is being taught by Brown University Throws Coach, Michelle Eisenreich, Brown University Assistant Coach and NCAA Javelin Champion, Craig Kinsley and Javelin World Record Holder (327 feet), Tom Petranoff Event Sessions will include Core training for Javelin, learn by doing, Body awareness and building athleticism for the throws: Speed, Agility and Power; Weak side training and testing. Includes spring training program. This clinic is open to athletes, coaches and officials. All abilities are invited.The fee includes a 2012 Core Training DVD

Click here to register for the Javelin Clinic

Usain Bolt’s Swimming Pool Training

September 17th, 2011 Comments off

Here is a video clip of Usain Bolt doing some training in a swimming pool. The water provides good resistance training.

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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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.
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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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