Monday, May 15, 2006

Sprinting out of the blocks

Very similar speed day like I've been doing the last couple of weeks. The only difference was that today I used the Starting Blocks. Felt very awkard in the blocks. Been many years that I've worked on block starts. I am not pushing off the blocks, am not using the blocks. Need to learn how to EXPLODE out of the blocks!!!

BTW - American Justin Gatlin broke the world record in the 100 meter dash last Friday.
The previous WR was held by Jamaican Asafa Powell at 9.97. Gatlin ran a 9.96 - that is blazing!!! Look for that record to be beaten once again this year.

Warm Ups:
Various sprinting drills
joint mobility
high speed hip mobility

From the blocks:
2 x 20 meter @ 100%

2 x 40 meter @ 100%

2 x 60 meter @ 100%

Stadium sprints: 12 reps
* Focused on arm swing and powerful shoulders.

1 hour - that was it!


Joefitness said...

no doubt the fastest man in the world and he will break his own mark (all things being equal)

Keep training, love to hear that someone I know is keeping the art of sprinting alive :-)

See you late Friday night or Sat morning

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Joe. Look forward to seeing you this weekend!