Posts Tagged ‘sprinting’
Filed under: Program Design, Running, strength training
Shutting it down intelligently
by Carson Boddicker on Jun 15th, 2010
Some days in training athletes have record-setting days and other days athletes have atrocious performances, but regardless of what type of day it is a common theme prevails: their training demands on the spot adjustments to the training program. Too often, we are too tied into our written workouts and training templates to realize that it is okay, at times, to shut things down. If an athlete is unable to maintain a high level of performance...
Filed under: coaching, Running
Overreactions to Good Generalalities…Dorsiflexion
by Carson Boddicker on May 19th, 2010
Last week I wrote a bit about the overreaction to the "core stability" issue, today I'll talk a bit about the idea of dorsiflexing whilst running. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, this is in relation to the idea that many strength and conditioning coaches cue athletes to dorsiflex your ankle during sprinting. While it sounds nice and gives a coach a reason to stand there, does it even matter and if yes, why? A common answer...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, coaching
Dan Pfaff, Skill, and Intelligent Integration
by Carson Boddicker on May 3rd, 2010
This weekend I spent some time enjoying the wisdom of Dan Pfaff. In a 35 minute presentation, I was able to extract some excellent quotes that you will enjoy. “Programs without effective teaching...it may as well stay on the page.” “The core of any training plan is out of improving the athletes's physiology and psychological state.” “Coaches need to study biophysics...the fascial systems communicate...” “Speed training...
Filed under: coaching, corrective exercise, Running
Complete development: run fast for strong, healthy hips…
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 8th, 2010
Distance runners are an interesting group. I know no other group of athletes who are more willing to train for hours on end for improvements as small as a fraction of a second. Many are so dedicated to the sport of running, their entire training volume consists of running long miles with a few weekly sessions of higher intensity running over distances of 400 meters to several miles. While this does wonders for the energy systems required to r...
Filed under: Program Design, Running
Sprint Versus Endurance Disconnect
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 19th, 2009
We've all been there. Track meetings. You usually have one row of distance guys, a row of throwers in the middle, and the sprinters and jumpers in back. Once the meeting breaks, sprinters go do sprinter things, throwers go do thrower things, and runners go do runner things. There seems like almost nobody does similar training. Why? Sure, specificity is important, but can athletes of different events not gain a benefit from another gro...