Teaching the Jumping Events

Teaching the long jump, triple jump, high jump, and pole vault require proper teaching progressions. We will discuss the rules,...

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7 Sprinting Workouts

Sprint workouts for speed should start with dynamic warm up exercises to improve sprint technique and proper running mechanics. All...

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Long Jump Drills for the Approach

The long jump approach should be a continuous build up of speed with proper sprint mechanics. Good running mechanics will help the jumper...

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Starting Blocks for Track and Field

Whether you watch the greatest sprinters of all-time or high school sprinters: the start is a key factor for a great race, and it all...

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Shot Put and Discus Throw Variable Weights

Throwing heavy and light implements can help throwers develop particular needs such as speed and specific strength. Using lighter...

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Anaerobic Training

Anaerobic training is a key component to track and field training for the field events and sprinters but can also help distance runners...

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Acceleration Training for Speed

Acceleration is defined as the change in velocity per unit of time; in sprinting, acceleration concludes when velocity is no longer...

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Warm Up For Track and Field Athletes

The warm up is designed to elevate body temperature, improve blood flow to the muscles, increase body awareness, stimulate the nervous...

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4 Exercises Usain Bolt and Other Sprinters Use

Usain Bolt is seen as the greatest sprinter in Olympic history. Sprinting technique was one of the main reasons for Usain Bolt’s...

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Ulf Timmermann Shot Put Training

Ulf Timmermann is considered the best glide thrower in history for the shot put. Timmermann set the world record in the shot put...

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Training Distance Runners

At the start of a new training regime, the main goal of training is to increase aerobic capacity (endurance), improve the metabolic...

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Track and Field Force Production

Speed and power track and field events performance relies on applying maximum force from optimal positions. The dynamic movements require...

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5 Simple Tips to Avoid Overtraining

Coaches can avoid overtraining by making changes to the workout plans when an athlete's performance starts to drop off more than...

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5 Best Throws to Learn to the Discus Throw

Standing Discus Throw

The discus throw is started in the power position with the feet wider than shoulder-width, the discus begins on...

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Principles of Effective Coaching

Coaching integrates the principles based on teaching pedagogy, psychology, kinesiology, physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, and...

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