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Sprinting Workouts - How To Build Your Own Program

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Sprinting Workouts - How To Build Your Own Program

As fall approaches in the Northern Hemisphere and summer track events begin to wind down, athletes shift their focus toward off season training so that they can prepare for the next season. Here we will discuss some ideas surrounding how to build your own training program and how to progress your sprinting workouts.   The Debrief The first step to take before setting off on your training is to do a season debrief with yourself or your athletes. The goal of a debrief is to take an honest look at how your training went in the previous season and perform something...

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Sprint Training: What Surfaces Should You Train On?

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Sprint Training: What Surfaces Should You Train On?

Sprint Training On Different Surfaces While discussions about training workload progressions are commonplace, rarely do people talk about how their use of different training surfaces change over time. Should you run on the track all year, or should you use grass or turf? Because surfaces differ in their firmness, consistency, and rebound, athletes can use variations in surfaces as a way to add variability to their program, to constrain certain physical outputs, and to bring a slightly different feel to the training that we perform on a daily basis. Pro Sprinters Use Grass Usain Bolt and other Jamaican sprinters are...

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