Posts Tagged ‘efficiency’
Filed under: Program Design, Running
BioCHEMICAL versus BioMECHANICAL…why not both?
by Carson Boddicker on May 24th, 2010
Continuing along the thread of overreactions to good generalities is the idea in middle distance running of optimizing the biochemical systems or optimizing the bio/neruomechanical systems for optimum efficiency and peak performances. While both are effective and can be supported readily in the literature, it seems that most people simply gravitate toward their skill set and miss things that the other camp has to offer. For example, those in ...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, strength training
(New) Core Training
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 9th, 2009
These days it seems like everything you read in the popular media talks up the benefits of training the “core” for optimum health and performance. Unfortunately, the majority of the gizmos, trendy articles, and example exercises are incredibly skewed toward training the abdominals leading to an over-implementation of abdominal work among well intentioned coaches and athletes. While the abdominals are a very important piece of the core puzzl...
Filed under: Running, strength training
Speed, Form, and Efficiency of High Volume Runners
by Carson Boddicker on Jan 19th, 2009
Have you ever watched somebody on the trails who had seemingly good form at relatively low speeds, but as soon as they try to run faster his form immediately transitions to awful? Arms everywhere, chin jutted, face and hands clinched for dear life? In Flagstaff, I see that pretty often among the athletes who aspire to perform at their best, and, as such, begin to run extremely high volumes of easy running (that's what made Quentin Cassidy the...