Does anyone have the complete Loren Seagrave warmup routine with a description of the exercises they’d like to share with me? I’ve heard of it before and actually had a part of it, but lost it and was wondering if anyone was willing to send me a copy of it or post it here for others to see as well.
Yea, if I were you i’d let it be. Last year my coach sent me and some of the better athletes on the team to a Speed Dynamics camp at Boardman high school in youngstown ohio with Loren Seagrave, and Brent Mcfarlene(sp?) (2 of the nicest guys I have met in the track and field world) that camp didn’t improve me any, it just made me sore, his warm up alone had my muscles aching, let your warm up be around 20-30 minutes I would say, mines around 25 minutes.
Right now my warmup is around 25 minutes long as it is, but I was just trying to look at something different and see how it worked since I know a few people that like it. I was just trying to “broaden my horizons” that’s all.
I don’t know why you guys use “time” as a factor in your warm-up. Why don’t you just use “steps” or a “to-do list” of the drills you need to complete before actually beginning your actual workout, regardless of how long it takes.
400stud here is what the book “the science and speed of hurdling” says is the McFarlane and Seagrave elite continuous warm up for max velocity and acceleration. I would agree with the others who said it’s a little too long.
Part 1: in flats
3X100M turn arounds jog at talk pace
Two laps of build up 50m runs, 50m run followed by 50m walk. 10 dynamic warm up jumps (stride, karioka, ankle hops, etc.)
I use the video as a set of options…doing the entire warm-up was one hell of a workout! To be fair to loren it gives some nice variations and ideas to training. Still, use your own brain and decide what you want.
That is an excellent workout for an off day, but too intesnse for a HI day or meet day.
Warm up to how you feel, know your body and when you are ready you are ready. Just becasue you get to the end of the list that does not mean you are prepared to run fast.
Warm ups provided by coaches should be a guide or suggestions.
A warm-up is a warm up- not the workout itself (although it might start out as such before the athlete is conditionned.) The idea is to have a consistant and repeatable warm up that reliably prepares the athlete at all times so he’s always confident he’s ready, whether it’s at the first meet of the year, a speed session, or the Olympic Final. It must also be one which can be done in all the conditions and athlete might be faced with. I cover this on the DVD.
Charlie are you suggesting that the warm up be exactly what the coach suggest and no deviations?
Do you suggest a longer warm up in GPP for fitness then shorten as the year progresses?
Anxiously waiting the DVD, but afraid the dog sleds will get lost up here north of the border.