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How to use starting blocks
« on: September 28, 2014, 06:52:59 am »
I was watching this interesting video from, love the materials they have on that site regarding speed training and this one talks about setting the blocks and coming out of the blocks and it shows a video fo asafa powell's start with the famous 'toe drag', which shows that he has a very low heel recovery that his toe drags and that's as low as a heel recovery you can get, no wonder he has a great start, what a beast.

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Warm up drills
   - a walk, b skip quick powerful switch (heel to hams focus), a runs, dribbles small to big to run, straight leg to runs (force, reflex, go up/forward). force to hit the ground before it hits the ground knee/hip is at 90 degrees.
   - acceleration: low heel recovery, shin angle low, drive legs back before hitting the ground and drive thighs/knee forward not up
Measuring reminder:
5 toe to heel steps = 148cm

�Strength comes from the legs, Power comes from the torso and Speed comes from the arm.� � Al Vermeil
Arm also aids the legs in driving it down with power - seifullaah73

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