Complete Speed Training

Evaluating New Athletes into your Sprint Program

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How do you evaluate an athlete when they first enter your program? This question is part of my new book coming out titled, Sprinter’s Compendium: a “one stop shop” for theory and practical information for any coach looking for real world strategies to improve sprint training for any type of … [Read more...]

Circuit Training for Lactate Tolerance, Better Recovery and Weight Loss

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I mentioned several years ago that a weight training program should be changed every 2 years.  The same applies for circuit training, but to a lesser degree.  I believe circuit training has its place in a Track and Field program (or any sport for that matter), from the youth level up to the Elite … [Read more...]

Integrating Strength & Power Training for Sprinters into the Track Session [Part 3]

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The Employment of On-Track, Applicable Strength Training Methods Transferable to Sprint Performance. Jim Hiserman is the author of 3 books: The Art of Long Hurdling: A Guide to Racing and Training for 400 meter Hurdles Program Design Method for Sprints & Hurdle Training Strength and … [Read more...]

Michelle Thomas and the Winning Mindset: Her Story

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This article was written by Stevie Gee, a personal trainer, fitness coach and a GB Master Athlete at 400m. He competed for Northern Ireland in the early 1990s, and aims to run at the European Vets Athletic Championships, next year’s World Masters Championships in Lyon M45 over 400m. Click here … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

How to Decrease Your 40 Yard Dash Time in the Weight Room

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Larry Jusdanis is the owner of Sports Specific Training (SST) the #1 rated speed program in Canada.   To learn more about Sports Specific Training’s training programs, visit www.sstcanada.com Larry was the first Canadian quarterback to start in a CFL game in the last 25 years. At the CFL … [Read more...]

Weight Room Secrets: How to Decrease Your 40 Yard Dash Time

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Larry Jusdanis is the owner of Sports Specific Training (SST) the #1 rated speed program in Canada.   To learn more about Sports Specific Training’s training programs, visit www.sstcanada.com Larry was the first Canadian quarterback to start in a CFL game in the last 25 years. At the CFL … [Read more...]

Interview with James Smith, “The Thinker”

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This is part 12 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three. To review the past 41 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...]

How Much Weight Do You Push w/ Push-ups?

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I was at a coaching clinic recently watching the boys do regular pushups with their feet on the ground, and the girls were doing knee-pushups with their knee on the ground. Moreover, sometimes I raise my feet on a chair to add extra "weight" or resistance. How much weight do you actually exert … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Optimize Your Sprint Strength Program

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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 www.just-fly-sports.com. He also wrote the controversial article 3 Reasons the Squat is NOT the Cornerstone of Strength Training for Sprinters … [Read more...]