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.
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 support while running. Those holes aren't just there for decoration; they can help you, and our host shows us how with this one simple add-on to lacing your shoes.
Learn how to use sticks on the runway to improve acceleration technique at track practices.
Take a look at this demonstrational video and learn how to do kneel and straight leg drives.
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.
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 perfect running position by using a knee lifting skip. It freezes your body frame in proper position and exploding with your back foot off of the ground.
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.
Learn how to change speed in the middle of the run for better speed control. These exercises are called In and Out sprints.
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 which include: Kong Vault, Speed Vault, Reverse Vault, Lazy Vault, and the Palm Spin. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in parkour or free running and want to be able to train their body to overco...
Heptathlete Denise Lewis shows you how to do one of her seven events, the shot put. Legs are crucial and it's all about transferring your weight. You need to twist your hips and your upper body strength will get that shot flying through the air. Shot put for distance.
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.
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.
Learn how to train your leg and arm muscles to maximize your speed using this Reach Run drill.
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 can practice.
Running on a track might be a little repetitive, but it’s also easy, even and a simple way to measure your pace.
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.
This video clip series is here to help get you started on your way to gold. Our expert, Jabari Pride, is a world champion track and field athlete and he is here to show you how to get a leg up on your competition. No pun intended. He will show you a series of warm ups, stretches and drills you will need to master in order to beat your competition and leave them in the dust.
Jeremy Wariner, the Olympic 400m champ gives his tips. This is essentially a long sprint. Stay focused at the start and block out the crowd and other athletes. Go out hard and look for the person in the lane in front.
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.
Learn how to use a harness and a partner for an explosive run with assisted sprint (tow sprint) drills.
Jade Johnson has risen from virtual obscurity to become Britain's number one long jumper. She domonstrates how to jump further. Make sure you warm up properly - it's vital to make sure you perform to your best and lower the risk of getting injured. Increase your run-up speed as you approach the board - but remember to stay in control. Don't forget your arms! Keep them under control - whatever they do, your legs will follow. Jump further in the long jump.
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.
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.
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..
A basic video demonstration of a depth jump to rebound jump, useful for coaches and athletes of all jumping sports.
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.
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 is a must watch for all track and field athletes.
Justin Gatlin the Olympic 100m champion deomonstrates his sprinting tips. Focus on the race rather than the other runners. Make sure you're relaxed in the drive and transition phase. Race a 100m sprint.
European Indoors champion Phillips Idowu gives you a triple jump masterclass. It can be broken down into four parts, the approach hop, step and jump. The key is to attain maximum speed on the approach until about four steps out from the board, then focus on the remainder. Do the triple jump.
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 getting extra momentum from fast heel recovery is critical, and learn how to land.
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 you use this method. You will need to use the "jump a bet" with the Tricktionary so you understand what moves you are doing and how to do them as well. This is a way to help you invent new skills, showing how tricks jump ...
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 time with this cool technique.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 your foot. Use 5 hurdle up to waist height. Perform 3 reps clockwise and 3 reps anti-clockwise for one set. 2 - 3 sets will do it.
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 higher and land safely.