Hot Track & Field How-Tos

How To: Lace running shoes

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.

How To: Do a super crouch start

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.

How To: Improve your javelin throw

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.

How To: Run faster by leaning

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.

How To: Practice running drills on a track

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.

How To: Jump further in the long jump

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.

How To: Shot put

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.

How To: Warm up drills for track and field

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.

How To: Shot put for distance

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.

How To: Race a 100m sprint

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.

How To: Do a parkour speed, kong, reverse, & lazy vault

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...

How To: Instantly Jump Farther

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.

How To: Do the russian stops

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.

How To: Do the triple jump

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.

How To: Understand the Tricktionary for pro jump roping

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 ...

How To: Do the Brazilian Twist

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.

How To: Do box rebounds for high jump sports

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.

How To: Pole Vault

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!

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