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When you do a super crouch start, you should make sure that both of your feet are shoulder width apart. Your right foot should be out heel to heel and also your left foot should be in the back. Do a super crouch start. Click through to watch this video on curriculumbits.com
Take a look at this demonstrational video and learn how to do hurdle walk overs which consist of a right knee drive, left knee drive, and full walk overs. Focus on moving your legs fast and freely, using a big and fast arm action. This exercise is as much about arm technique a ...more
In this how-to video, Bill Falk and Mark Srawderman will teach you to pole vault like a champion. This is a very hard sport to mater, and it requires a lot of time and dedication. Be careful with it, but have fun! Part 1 of 6 - How to Pole Vault. Part 2 of 6 - How to Pole Vau ...more
This is a SEGA Beijing Olympics 2008 tutorial video on track and field techniques. This is a detailed breakdown of using starting blocks in running short distance sprints like the 100 meter race.
This how to video demonstrates a depth jump. The depth jump is a basic pylometric exercise useful for coaches and athletes of all jumping sports. With this exercise you jump higher and land properly in all your track and field jumping sports as well as basketball.
In this how-to video, James Cole will teach you how to properly throw a shot put. The shot put takes a lot of strength and a lot of force to throw it hard. Make sure to follow James' instuctions so you do not hurt yourself.
Have you ever wondered what to do with the top holes on your running shoes? Our host shows the best technique for providing ankle support with the lacing on your running shoes. With this simple lacing trick you can help to protect your ankles, and give yourself much better sup ...more
Learn how to train for the 100 meter sprint with expert tips and advice on Olympic races in this free training video series on running the 100m sprint.. Part 1 of 10 - How to Train for the 100m sprint. Train for the 100m sprint - Part 2 of 10. Click through to watch this video ...more
When you are running, going faster is the name of the game. In this video, learn how to lean the right way to speed up your pace. This tutorial will show you exactly how to lean at the ball of your feet to run more efficiently and faster. You will be winning your races in no t ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to parkour. Parkour is the physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one's path by adapting one's movements to the environment. This video focuses on vaulting. Viewers will learn a few of the key vaults in parkour ...more
Learn how to train for the 800 meter sprint with expert tips and advice on Olympic races in this free instructional video series on training for the 800m sprint. Part 1 of 9 - How to Train for the 800m sprint. Train for the 800m sprint - Part 2 of 9. Click through to watch thi ...more
Learn how to train for the 400 meter sprint with expert tips and advice on Olympic races in this free exercise and fitness video series on training for the 400m sprint. Part 1 of 14 - How to Train for the 400m Sprint. Train for the 400m Sprint - Part 2 of 14. Click through to ...more
This how-to video shows the basics of the high jump. The high jump is a hard sport to master, and takes perfect form. Keep practicing and have fun.
Britain's only female javelin thrower in Athens shows you how to improve on your throwing. Keep the javelin horizontal on the run up, plant the final foot before the line and make sure the throwing arm is straight as possible with the elbow high. Improve your javelin throw. Cl ...more
Many people want to jump farther, but they have no progress. What's the problem? It's all about technique. Increase your jumping distance by following the simple tips pointed out in this video. You'll see how to push off and fully extend your body for maximum distance, see how ...more
Hurdlers are some of the least appreciated, most athletic people in the world. Hurdling does amazing things to the human body. If you're new to track and have been thinking of trying hurdles, watch this video for a general idea of how to run and jump the hurdles and ways you c ...more
In this video, we learn how to understand the Tricktionary for pro jump roping. This is a great system where you label your moves by letter instead of making up names for them so you can avoid confusion. You can show your skills in a manner that everyone will understand when y ...more
Caber thrower Daniel McKim is dedicated to the sport of Caber Tossing. He takes us through the demanding process of this sport in this video tutorial. Step 1. Stand with your legs more than shoulder width apart. Step 2. Bend over with the Caber pressed firmly against your sho ...more
Scottish hammer throwing from a guy just barely figuring it out himself. This is a track and field event not common in high school but seen in the Olympics. This tutorial concentrates on good body position and safe use of muscle groups when rotating.
Running on a track might be a little repetitive, but it’s also easy, even and a simple way to measure your pace. You Will Need: * Comfortable running shoes * Athletic clothing * A full water bottle * A standard 400 meter track Step 1: Check when the track is open Check to s ...more
These are great running drills by Lauren Fleshman! They're useful for runners both sprinters, hurdlers and long distance runners. She talks about body position, range of motion, posture and gait. The karaoke drill is a sideways drill. The high knee drill is to recreate the per ...more
Learn how to train for the 4 x 100 meter relay with expert tips and advice on olympic races in this free video series on running. Part 1 of 8 - How to Train for the 4x100 m relay. Train for the 4x100 m relay - Part 2 of 8. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com ...more
Learn how to train for the 200 meter sprint with expert tips and advice on Olympic races in this free running video series on training the 200m sprint. Part 1 of 11 - How to Train for the 200m sprint. Train for the 200m sprint - Part 2 of 11. Click through to watch this video ...more
Take a look at this demonstrational video and learn how to do kneel and straight leg drives. Using a lateral movement drive each knee lifting the foot over each hurdle. Going over all 5 hurdles and back again is one rep. Do 3 reps and move on to Straight Leg Drives. For the St ...more
Check out this demonstrational video and learn how to perform a depth jump static landing with a bunny jump to a hurdle rebound. This combination is very demanding and all the elements need to be learned properly first.
A basic video demonstration of a depth jump to rebound jump, useful for coaches and athletes of all jumping sports.
A basic instructional video of hurdle rebound jumping, using five hurdles three to four feet apart, useful for coaches and athletes of all jumping sports.
Take a look at this demonstrative video and learn how to execute an exercise that covers agility, balance and co-ordination. Be as quick as you can with the upper body when turning. Keep the legs neat with a high knee action and stay light on your feet bouncing on the ball of ...more
This how to video demonstrates box to box rebounds, using 3 boxes of varying height (30,40,60cm). This pylometric exercise is useful for coaches and athletes of all jumping sports especially high jump and basketball. With the tips from this tutorial you will be able to jump hi ...more
This how-to video teaches you how to pole vault like Mary Sauer. With help from this video, you should learn how to better you pole vaulting abilities. Pole vaulting can cause serious harm, if not death, so be careful.
This how-to video is about "The Spin" or "Full Turn" of a discus. A discus is a hard object to master, but with enough practice, it should come easily to anyone.
This how-to video give you information on how to grip the discus and spin it with your hand when throwing. The discus should comfortably towards the front of your hand.
This how-to video gives the basics of throwing a discus. This takes form and balance to throw, so make sure to grip the discus properly, and throw it with all your might.
To avoid sports-related injuries, it is essential to warm-up before a race or a game or even before a training or practice session. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to warm up before running by doing side steps from Gilbert's Gazelle training program. This how-to video i ...more
Learn how to change speed in the middle of the run for better speed control. These exercises are called In and Out sprints.
Learn how to use a harness and a partner for an explosive run with assisted sprint (tow sprint) drills.
Learn how to start runs from a sitting or laying down position. These Get Ups Drills are great for sprinters to use at track practice.
Learn how to use different types of jumping exercises (plyometrics) to maximize your muscle speed.
Learn how to practice going from slow to fast with perfect technique. Try these Turn-on drills for your track team's next practice.