This page is dedicated to training and how you can
improve you're PB. Each week this page will feature a
different article all about how to make the most of you're
This week: Sprint starts
Starting a sprint race is all about exploding out of the
This drill will help your body react to the start and get
your arms and legs powering off the ground into the
Begin by jogging slowly in a straight line.
Then with a call from a friend or a coach or just decide
yourself, jump in the air and turn around and get into the
Don't set yourself too low, allowing just your hands and
feet to touch the ground.
Hold this position for about a second and then launch
yourself forward and sprint for about 15 meters.
Although you do a jump and a turn, it is the balance and
burst of pace you need to try and focus on.
You can vary the distance you sprint if you need to, but
the aim of this drill is to improve your start speed, not to
tire you out.
Remember practice makes perfect!
Wednesday, 03 March 2004 12:36