[sports science] Asafa Powell

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gkPlF6L8FOE&feature=related part 1

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zqP5p23fJ90&feature=related part 2

http://youtube.com/watch?v=B7elFWASSr0&feature=user part 3

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uJUYmZCUFlw&feature=related part 4

http://youtube.com/watch?v=n-VapuM-L0s&feature=user part 5

Man is this stuff translated anywhere or subtitled anywhere?

very intresting

tnx man

I don’t think that there are any translations currently ( I too am dying to know what they were saying), I just recently found it on youtube.

Me starts doing hypertrophy training for the hip flexors.

those videos use the footage shown in the asafa powell in miami thread

Gay’s 3 point start was lower than a block start. Damn

This is possibly the most interesting sprint video I have seen to date. Someone has to translate this!

Please x100 translate this :smiley:

Watch part 2 carefully. If both Tyson and Asafa’s starts were done to the sound of a gun, Tyson’s 3 point start was much faster than Powell’s, despite being at a huge disadvantage. Tyson will break the world record this year.

What did they say about hip flexor hypertrophy? Also what was the significance of the quad strength test?

Only on part 2 now…interesting to see Gay’s 3 point start with the other arm down. Anyone else catch that?

There was an NSCA study in 07 done by Japanese labs that said psoas played a significant role in elite sprinters. Looks like AP’s was much larger, allowing for more drive at start???

What are they suggesting as far as practical advice? Obviously sprinting, but also 4 way hip, leg raises, etc?

I’m not sure if it is as simple as just training the psoas. There was a test done on black teens versus caucasian teens (untrained) and if I recall the conclusion was that the blacks had a greater ratio between PSOAS:rectus femoris than the caucasians, which also correlated with sprint times. I’ll find the study sometime, but I’m not sure if it provides any relevance to actual training.

What does everyone think about AP’s arm action during the accel?

White, coming from an Inno-Sport perspective, DB (Nuttall) always recommended that athletes use ISO HF Abs to train the psoas if sprint speed was a priority.

I don’t know how well versed you are in the IS system, but to do ISO HF Abs, you would get into a lat pulldown station, anchor your knees under the pads, and then lean back off of the seat until you were parallel (or as close as you can get) to the ground. Hold for time. Add weight as necessary.

to show how weak asaharas was in comparasion to asafas. That does seem like alot of weight for leg extension off of one leg 114kg

If that was an isometric contraction it should be net muscular torque which is not the same as doing a leg extension so don’t even try and compare the two. Also don’t compare across machines because I have a higher NMT on MedX than AP does, which is clearly not right!

Very nice material… too bad there no translation tho…