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This is Part 5 in the series called Plyometrics, Ground Contact Time, and Sprinting.
Part 1 Plyometrics, Ground Contact Time, and Sprinting was simply to demonstrate the faster the movement, the shorter the ground contact time.
Part 2 of this series covered How to Weight Train without Weights and it focused on speed strength.
Part 3 of this series was Driving Resistance Band Training with a video from Remi Korchemny.
Part 4 of the series started getting into the 5 different types of “strength training”.
- Absolute strength, or Maximal strength
- Power, or speed-strength
- Explosive strength (Plyometrics is a good example)
- Reactive strength, or elastic strength
- Strength Endurance
Explosive Strength Training
Tim Egerton is a Strength and Conditioning Consultant for www.sprintstrong.com and his coaching service is at www.timegerton.com
His 15 minute YouTube video below is a great summary and explanation on Explosive Strength Training. After watching the video, you’ll understand the importance of optimizing your Ground Contact Time, and therefore improve your Sprinting.
(Based on my 30 day free coaching course, one of the the biggest feedback was everyone learns at a different speed, and different media. Some like to read 2000 word articles, some like diagrams, some prefer video, and some like hands-on instruction.)
If you have any questions for Tim regarding the topics on this video, please post them in the comments below
UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.