Complete Speed Training

Dan Pfaff on Speed Endurance, Core Training, Cues and Drills

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In 2010, Dan Pfaff was invited to speak at the Atletiekunie congress at the National Sports Centre Papendal, which is the national sports development centre of the Netherlands, located near Arnhem (about 70km east of Utrecht) Below are snippets of video (assuming the YouTube non-verified user limit … [Read more...]

Shoulder Rotation: The Secret to Longer Stride, Faster Running

American sprinter Allyson Felix leads the field on her way to winning the women's 200 meters gold medal in London's Olympic Stadium.

Back in 2009, I wrote about Arm Action in Sprinting on how you can gain a full meter with the same number of strides by proper shoulder rotation and hip rotation. This article is guest blogged by two authors:  movement specialist and Track and Field coach Adarian Barr of Next Level Athletics … [Read more...]

Interview with Mladen Jovanovic: 5 Questions

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This is Part 11 of the weekly “Friday Five” series where I ask 5 tough questions to world class elite coaches.   To recap: Jumps coach Boo Schexnayder Dr. Mike Stone of the USOC and NBA Performance specialist Henk Kraaijenhof USA’s Dan Pfaff, now with UKA Pierre-Jean … [Read more...]

Usain Bolt’s Leanness Ratio, or Reciprocal Ponderal Index (RPI)

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One of the Fitness testing ratios people love to throw around in the gym is BMI or Body Mass Index. To calculate your BMI, simply divide your body weight in kilograms with your height in meters squared. I am 1.83m and 85kg, which is 85 / (1.83)2 = 25.4 BMI (6 feet tall is 72 inches x 2.54 … [Read more...]

Electrical Muscle Stimulation Benefits (EMS or NMES)

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When someone takes a good thing too far, it gives it a bad rap. I am talking about Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), also known as Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), or simply “electromyostimulation”. This should not be confused with TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve … [Read more...]

How to Improve your Bench Press, Squat, and Deadlift

If you are into Powerlifting, then the name Andy Bolton comes to mind. Even if you are interested in improving your lifts in the Bench Press, Squat, and Deadlift, then you’ll love these books.  Of course, improving these numbers will carry over to the Olympic lifts such as Cleans (power … [Read more...]

Masters Track is like a Car: It’s Mileage, not Age that Matters – Part 3

This is Part 3 of a 3 part series.  Part 1 talks about being injury prone.  Part 2 talks about expectations.  Part 3 are my top recommendations. My Top 7 Recommendations I covered some of these topics two years ago in this article but I’ll elaborate more here. 1. Get Fit First GPP (General … [Read more...]

Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights (Book Review)

Alex Hutchinson’s first book Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise is officially released today.  Congrats to Alex, (being a distance runner), who beat me (a sprinter) in the race to publish their … [Read more...]