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Medicine Ball Exercises for Strength and Power
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Medicine Ball Exercises for Strength and Power   Speed, strength and power is vital to the success of ALL track and field athletes whether …

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Strength Training Program for High School Throwers By: Ray Wilks, USATF I   Ray Wilks, USATF I Bridgeton High School Weight in high school: …

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Off Season Strengthening of the Sprinter & Jumper By: Lee Taft It doesn’t take an expert coach to figure out the direction a track …

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Speed Development for the Horizontal Jumper By: Boo Schexnayder Development of speed for the horizontal jumper is possibly the most important and most difficult …

Horizontal Jumping 101 Part 2
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Horizontal Jumping 101 Part 2 By: Cameron Gary   In Part One of Horizontal Jumping 101, we dealt with the basics pertaining to horizontal …

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Horizontal Jumping 101 By: Cameron Gary Running and jumping (along with lifting and throwing) are the most fundamental of human athletic movements. The Olympic …

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Sprint Training – Energy Systems By: Tony Veney At the beginning of each track season, you sit down and evaluate the returning and the …

Pole Vault – Preparation
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Pole Vault – Preparation By Luis M. Rosiles, USATF Lv. II The art of pole vaulting has so many articles and books written from …

Coaching the Triple Jump
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Coaching the Triple Jump By Boo Schexnayder, LSU I. Understanding the Event A. The Run and Its Purpose B. Hip Undulation and the Phases …

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High Jump Drills By: Jim Giroux, MF Athletic/PerformBetter   In the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, sprints and jumps were on stage. United States sprint …

Long Jump Checklist
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Long Jump Checklist By Patrick Beith, CSCS, PES, USATF II Set Position – Staggard stance, feet close together – Flexion in the knees (knee …

Long Jump
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Long Jump By: Jim Giroux, MF Athletic/PerformBetter To the casual observer the long jump would appear to be one of the most basic of …

Coaching the Long Jump
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Coaching the Long Jump By Boo Schexnayder, LSU I. Understanding the Event A. The Run and Its Purpose B. Lowering and Setting Up the …

Long Jump Approach
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Long Jump Approach By: Adarian Barr The first six steps to jumping far The long jump approach is difficult to master. The ability to …

Teaching the Long Jump to Young Jumpers
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Teaching the Long Jump to Young Jumpers By Lee Taft, CSCS To the average observer the long jump appears to be a rather simple …

Identifying Potential Hurdlers
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Identifying Potential Hurdlers By Steve McGill I want to spend some time providing some suggestions, particularly to coaches who are new to coaching the …

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110 and 100 Meter Hurdles By: Jim Giroux, MF Athletic/PerformBetter These events and their indoor versions (55 or 60 meters) require athletes to negotiate …

The Top 6 Most Effective Workouts for 300/400 Meter Hurdlers
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 Top 6 Most Effective Workouts for 300/400 Meter Hurdlers By: Steve McGill 200 or 300 Repeats over Hurdles My favorite workouts for my 300m …

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Sprinting Techniques Sprinting technique is all about power and efficiency. In a sport where ‘elite’ and ‘run of the mill’ athletes are separated by fractions …

Starting Blocks
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Starting Blocks The purpose of this article, ultimately, is to explain proper acceleration mechanics. Proper acceleration is crucial to the success of track and field sprinters, …

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