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How To Set Up Your Blocks | Using Starting Blocks in Sprinting

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How To Set Up Your Blocks | Using Starting Blocks in Sprinting

How To Set Up Your Starting Blocks In track and field, athletes use starting blocks so that they can forcefully push themselves into the sprint. The vertical pedals of starting blocks allow athletes to generate horizontal force in order to explode out and begin sprinting.   How Most People Set Up Their Blocks The most common way that athletes set their blocks up, or at least the most commonly taught method, is to measure your block settings based on foot length. Typically coaches will instruct athletes to measure two foot lengths from the line to the front block pedal, and...

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