Complete Speed Training

14 Tapering Strategies to Bring Speed Athletes to Peak Cycle

Dan Pfaff Amy Acuff

This article is guest blogged by Ryan Banta, an assistant coach at the Ladue/St. Louis Lightning Track; Feld club. He previously wrote Sprint Drills and Cues and Acceleration and Maximum Velocity To view all his articles on this Blog click here . It's my birthday, and I thought this … [Read more...]

Applications of Taping: Lymphatic to Pediatric

Applications of Taping Lymphatic to Pediatric

This article was written by Dr. Kenzo Kase, a graduate of National College of Chiropractic, is the inventor and developer of the Kinesio Taping Method and Kinesio Tex Tape. He is president of the Kinesio Taping Association International and can be contacted with questions or comments via Kinesio USA … [Read more...]

Hamstrung by the Hamstring – Treatment and Prevention, Part 1

Mens 50-54 100m - USATF Masters Outdoor Championships 2013

This guest post was written by Dr. Allan Tissenbaum. He is an Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Pittsburgh, PA, specializing in both Surgery and Sports Medicine. Outside of work, he is a top ranked Masters Sprinter winning several National titles in the M50 category and prior years.  He has run … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Optimize Your Sprint Strength Program

sprint start

This article is guest blogged by Joel Smith, an Assistant Strength Coach of Olympic Sports at the University of California, Berkeley. Visit his website at He also wrote the controversial article 3 Reasons the Squat is NOT the Cornerstone of Strength Training for Sprinters … [Read more...]

Interview with Dr Jess Greaux, on Rehab and Biomechanics


This is part 7 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three. To review the past 37 interviews, click here. Part 1 was Jeff Cubos, Chiropractor and Performance Therapist Part 2 was John Godina, World Athletics Center founder & Elite Shot Putter Part 3 was Questions & Answers from … [Read more...]

Recovery Day Toolbox for Speed and Power Athletes


This article is guest blogged by Eric Broadbent, a certified USA Track and Field Level 2 Coach, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), holds USTFCCCA Track & Field Technical Certification, and a USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach After those high intensity workouts where … [Read more...]

Treating Pain and Inflammation with Ibuprofen, Diclofenac and Vioxx


DISCLOSURE:  Please see your Physician before taking any kind of drug, either orally or topically. If you’ve run track for a while, especially sprints, then you’ve probably experienced injuries. If you are a Masters sprinter like me, then you know injuries are part of the game. Injuries come in … [Read more...]

Hamstring Strains and Training Camp: What’s the Connection?

Andre-Johnson-football injury

This article is guest blogged by Derek Hansen, and cross posted on his website, Running Mechanics. You can view all of Derek’s past guest articles here, with his last article on hamstrings titled Hamstring Pull Recovery: EMS and Weight Training. For 2 hours of instructional video on hamstring … [Read more...]

Pajulahti Speed Endurance Conference, Nov 22-24, 2013


NOTE:  This event is independent of but I highly recommend attending.  There is a good chance I will be there, too. The traditional Pajulahti Endurance Conference will be organized in cooperation with The European Athletics Association (EA), The Finnish Athletics … [Read more...]

Interview with Jeff Cubos, Chiropractor and Performance Therapist


This is part 1 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three. To review the past 32 interviews, click here.   Dr. Jeff Cubos holds a Bachelors degree in Physical Education and Health and a Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic … [Read more...]

Interview with Kevin Tyler, former UKA Head of Coaching


This is part 8 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...]