Sprinting: 10 Research Articles for Effective Sprint Training [Part 9]


Paul Hoffman has read and researched several research papers on sprinting and performance articles, so you don’t have to.  If any of these articles interest you, feel free to research the case studies and methodology and come up with your own conclusions. 1. Acceleration capability in elite … [Read more...]

What is the Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)? Part 2


Click here for What is the Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)? Part 1 As a chiropractor and musculoskeletal practitioner, I see pain over the lateral thigh as a common presentation. Often in either runner, cyclist or people who regularly exercise, many turn to their foam roller to reduce pain and … [Read more...]

Horizontal Jumps – Teaching Leg Extension & Landings

Phillips extends one leg then the other

By Robert Marchetti, Assistant Track Coach, Rider University. The landing in the long jump and the last phase of the triple jump is marked by the extension of the legs in front of the athlete before contact. Many coaches struggle with teaching this aspect of the horizontal jumps. Hopefully with … [Read more...]

Top Five Strength Training Exercises For Sprinters Revisited

Romanian or stiff-legged (not straight-legged!) dead lift

This article is guest blogged by Karsten Jensen and Steve Millward.   You many remember Karsten wrote The # 1 Lower Body Strength Exercise to Improve Horizontal Acceleration (Part I) and Part 2.  (Karsten Jensen, M.Sc. Exercise Physiology is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  Visit his … [Read more...]

What is the Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)? Part 1

Anatomy of the itb-syndrome

Anyone who regularly exercises, particularly runners, will often describe how their ITB (Ilio Tibial Band) is tight. For this reason, they will spend time at length “rolling out”, often enduring considerable pain, to "loosen up" the outer part of the thigh. And while you roll out in agony, the … [Read more...]