When I run, my coach comments saying I have a shorter stride length, but high frequency. And he says the reason is my tightness in the hip area…
my strength levels are more than fine, so that is not a factor in this, and my height is 5’8 - 5’9.
So is this due to my height or lack of flexibility according to my coach? The problem with the flexibility part… is that I myself don’t think im really tight at all, only he does. I can do all stretches to a pretty high ROM.
I could do the front splits, but coming from a hammer back ground my body had been built to do that, from a flexibility point of view was more flexible then most sprinters yet my sprinting stride sucked.
My point is to keep working on the sprint stride and should improve, oh that and trust the coach.
Place tape markers at every meter (preferably in the middle of the lane where you place your feet) and film from the side. You should then be able to estimate your stride length very well. Also, be sure to achieve full speed!
All the videos are old and the sprint videos have about half a second of film worth analyzing.
You’re young. Just keep training and stop worrying about the minutia and asking stupid questions–it will only hinder your progress. Get out of the mindset now that strength in the weightroom equals or even approximates strength on the track and that strength in the weightroom is going to translate to improvements on the track without significant work. Looking at your sprint videos alone it looks like you are stuck in this syndrome already because your upper body is incredibly rigid and it is hard to say, but your hips actually do look fairly tight in that video. ROM on mobility drills or stretches =/= muscle tone and tissue quality. This is why there are plenty of girls that can do all of the splits in the world and still look like their pelvis is in rigor mortis when they sprint.