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Coaching Strategies For Barrier Heights During Plyometrics

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This article is guest posted by Robert Marchetti of Rider University and organizer of the LinkedIn Track and Field Coaches Group with over 6000+ coaches. Robert also wrote Solving the Problem of a Short Step Phase Triple Jump. Coaching Strategies For Barrier Heights During Plyometrics This … [Read more...]

Hurdle Hops and Extended Bounding [Part 2]


This article is guest blogged by Fabien Ngô (Ph.D.), a sprint coach in Brussels and Montreal coaching primarily teenagers and masters age groups. He guest wrote How to Improve Your Last 100m in the 400m, Part 3 As well, he did an Interview with Pierre-Jean Vazel which is a must-read. Hurdle … [Read more...]

48 Best Interviews for Speed, Strength Training, Recovery & Inspiration


If I can make one quote about this blog, it would be from Issac Newton. If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants There is no way I would have the knowledge (and share the knowledge to you) if it weren’t for my previous coaches, as well asking questions to the smartest … [Read more...]

David Oliver Training with Joel Brown and Mike Hurst [PODCAST]

Sam Baines & David Oliver - Photo by Mike Hurst

The last time I saw David Oliver train was in Florida April 2012 when I was shadowing legendary coach Brooks Johnson.  You can watch that video here. I’ve seen David enough times at Diamond League meets, but when I did see him train, he was doing 300m sprints. What the heck is a 110m hurdler … [Read more...]

European Horizontal Jumps & Hurdle Symposium Nov 8-10, 2013


Dates for the event is the 8-10th of November, 2013!  The seminar starts 16:15 at Friday 8th (registration possible from 14:00) and ends at 12:30 Sunday 10th (followed by Lunch at 12:45).  This is the second time it is held in Falun (about 250km northwest of Stockholm, Sweden) Click here … [Read more...]

Aries Merritt and Andreas Behm: Getting to the Top vs Staying on Top


I’ve always stated that getting to the top is a lot EASIER that staying on top. So what do you do when you are the Olympic Gold medalists AND the current world record holder? What should you change? Do more, or something different, and get possible get injured? (been there, done that) I … [Read more...]

Interview with Yvette Lewis, Hurdler, Jumper, & Heptathlete? [SpeedEndurance TV]


Yesterday at the meet hotel, I had the chance to sit down with 100m hurdler Yvette Lewis.  Yvette is a talented athlete where she also ranks nationally in the Triple Jump, even though she is probably best known for her 100m hurdles (12.76). This should come to no surprise, because she … [Read more...]

Aires Merritt 7 Steps to Success


First, I want to congratulate Andreas Behm who has been appointed the Head Coach of the World Sprints Center at the World Athletics Center, based in Phoenix, Arizona. (read the press release here) Second, there was good article on The Guardian last Friday where they had a detailed piece on Aries … [Read more...]

Interview with Liam Collins, 400mH, Bobsled, Faces of Disco

Faces of Disco

This is part 9 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, 2013 Edition. To review the 16 part 2012 edition, click here. Part 1 was Matt Scherer, Professional Pacer-Rabbit. Part 2 was Stuart McMillan, Bobsled and former UKA Sprint Coach. Part 3 was Dean Starkey, PV Coach and former Elite Pole Vaulter. … [Read more...]

Coaches Roundtable: Sports Medicine for Performance, Peaking and Recovery

Terrence Trammell

Presented by USATF-GA Coaches Advisory Committee (Thanks Ian Dube and Mike Goss for the info) When:  Monday March 25, 2013 - 8:00 PM EDT (5:00 PM PDT, 1 AM CEST… Central Europe changes to daylight savings on Sunday, 31 March) Topic:  Sports Medicine for Performance, Peaking and Recovery … [Read more...]

Conversation with Kebba Tolbert and Latif Thomas (Part 1)

Latif Thomas kebba tolbert

If you noticed the title of this article, I didn’t use the word “Interview”. Rather, I used the term “conversation” as that’s exactly what it is.. a conversation between 2 coaches that was recorded by Skype, then transcribed.  Remember, this is a transcript, and it was never meant to be an … [Read more...]