Sunday, March 25, 2012

The NEED for SPEED

Sprinting has been a passion of mine since I was 17 years old.  Funny thing is,  I had no idea I was fast until my twin brother Keats Snideman talked me into going out for my high school district championships at the end of my junior year. To make a long story short, I won the 200 meter dash (first track race of my life) and qualified for the STATE meet the following weekend. I was so smoked the following weekend that I got dusted in the State Championship but vowed to come back for my senior year and kick some ass. Fortunately that is exactly what I did. Broke the school record in the 100 meters and 200 meters and got a SILVER medal in the 100 meters and 200 meters at STATE  my senior year. Now 20 years later, the love affair with sprinting and speed is stronger than ever!!



Sprinting = Flying (notice how I am in the air)

Sprinting may be the most powerful expression of human power and explosiveness that human beings can do.  Every four years at the Olympics the world is glued to the TV to watch the world's fastest humans compete for the title of "World's Fastest Man." As a species, we are enomored with speed. We build faster and faster cars, faster boats, faster trains, faster airplanes, faster computers and faster societies. Their is something about SPEED that is THRILLING to watch and even more thrilling to experience.  I don't know about you, but watching a Cheetah or fast animal sprint at full speed is a thing of beauty.

If there one thing I have had the privilage of experiencing as a sprinter it is the feeling of weightlessness and floating. When you are blazing down a track, a trail or the beach at full speed, there comes at moment where you feel like you are flying. This if feeling is unlike any feeling I have ever had in sports. It is one I hope I can sustain and continue my entire life. Even as I age, I never want to lose the ability to sprint.


The Benefits of Sprinting
  • Increased Metabolic Rate
  • Increase in Muscle Mass
  • Improved Speed and Power
  • Better HEART and Cardiovascular Health
  • More Mobility in your Hips and Shoulders
  • Increase in the fountain of youth hormones, Testosterone and Growth Hormone
  • The Ability to Sprint to safety CAN save your life or the lives of others
  • Healthier Joints, Tendons, Ligaments, Connective Tissue and Bones
  • Reflexive Stabilization
  • Resets your Nervous system because of the Cross Body Patterns of Arms and Legs
  • Stronger focus and mental toughness
  • and the list goes on and on and on..........
RKC Team Leader Yoana Teran Sprinting.  She earned her ABS folks!!!
    It is my goal, along with my twin brother,  fellow RKC Keats Snideman, to travel and teach people how to Sprint in a safe, sustainable and effective way so you to may attain of all of these benefits. Sprinting has largely been ignored in the fitness industry and that is shame.  Our new website is out (although still under construction) and will bring lots of top quality information on how to get started with  your sprint training.


    Whether you are totally new to sprinting or a seasoned veteran, you will find valuable and practical tips in the coming weeks on how to reap the benefits of sprinting. Remember this fact, you do not have to be a track and field athlete to start sprinting.  All people should be sprinting regardless of your sporting goals or lack of them!!
    Please be on the look out for Primal Speed workshops coming to a city near you!!!

    My message to you is that adding one day a week of sprinting to your program will accelerate your progress and fruitfullness in your training.  Your health will improve as will your physique.



    For this reason we have started a new company called PRIMAL SPEED; Better Health and Movement Through Sprinting. Our objective is not to turn  you into a track and field athlete but to teach you the SKILL of sprinting, regaredless of your sport or fitness goals. Sprinting will make you super athletic!!!

    Please visit our new website (which is still under construction).

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