Sprinting for Power

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  1. XTrainer

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    I'm not talking about conditioning here. I want to maximize the speed and power production of my sprints, in order for better carryover to my lifts and combat sports. The problem is, I know only the rudiments of sprint technique that I learned playing soccer, as well as some general running knowledge gleaned from CC running a few years back.

    What's a good source for information on short-distance sprinting technique?
     
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    CharlieFrancis.com

    I posted a thread about his seminar about a week ago.
     
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    stylesbjj** Banned Banned

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    Sprinting seems pretty instinctual. The only thing that I can think of that is not very obvious is to run on your toes.

    Check out sprinting while pulling and pushing stuff. Awesome exercises.
     
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    IrishBeatDown**** Banned Banned

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    i forget what they are called, but my track coach in high school used to make us use this harness thing where one person would stand still and hold 2 handles attached to these stretchy rubber cords... the other end would be attached toa belt that the sprinter wore... you would run as far and fast as you could with these things stretching out...

    your partner would eventually have to start running with you and when that happenned you slowed down and started over...GREAT muscular conditioning because you are sprinting with heavy resistance.

    anyway i a sure many companies make a similar product if you search the web a bit.
     
  7. don't you compete as a fighter? or are you a sprinter now?

    are you training to train to train?

    in the words of ross, "we aren't training for the sledgehammer olympics;" it's just another tool with which to train.
     
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    this one talks about the setup and beginning of the 40.
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    I'm still a grappler first, other stuff, second.

    For conditioning purposes (sledgehammering, Tabata sprints, etc.), I don't particularly care about form. As long as it is safe and effective, I'm satisfied.

    But certainly, you consider proper form to be important for your lifting, right? That's the way I look at this.
     
  10. i won't lie. i train to train to a large extent.

    mainly because you can do secondary training alone, but you need partners to fight.

    my only advice to your flat sprints is hill sprinting with cleats (for grass/earth hills).

    it's like walking out 405, then squatting 225.

    your legs will feel weightless and you'll haul ass like never before.
     
  11. ThePitBull32

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    I want a tredsled
     
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    www.elitetrack.com
    www.charliefrancis.com

    USATF track and field manual (the 100m/200m section is good)

    off the top of my head those are good. if you have specific questions about sprint technique i can probably help.
     
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    If this is your goal then technique would probably take a back seat to intensity (assuming that your current technique isn't awful or injury prone). Treat it just like you're lifts, focus on short sprints with lots of rest in between sets. That goes the same for pushing and pulling stuff too. And I do believe it will have carry over to lifting and most sports.

    If you just have a desire to run X distance as fast as possible... technique will have much more of an impact.
     

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