Don’t comment on stride length or other physical stuff because i was sore as hell from the goodmornings i did 2 days ago… VERY SORE(hams and butt)… wamred up for an hour just to get those 2 films… but i think my form is improving…
i still have to work on my right arm, play with the blocks more, and watch my chin… but the core is bent now and i finish 10m in 7 strides exactly instead of 7+30cm.
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VERY tight on the ass and hamstring… when u lift the knee, you feel like theres some kind of band tension helping you plant the leg back in the floor harder… keeps you from swaying too much… its good stuff overall… I dropped 0.05 off my 0-10m in todays session while being half dead from the weightwork on monday so they must have done something its either that or the MP3. lol
I think my form improved … the extra ass compression might have helped- other than all the mobility and activation work ive done this week
Looking much better. You’re getting good triple extension on the first few strides and you’re staying fairly low to the ground, though it looks like you could get lower, but that might just be a strength issue. Your arm action doesn’t look too bad either.
The one thing I think I’m seeing is that your right soleus might not be as stiff as your left. Then again, it might just be the video.
no, you are absolutely right ! I do feel like im gonna crash when it’s time for the right leg to strike… thats why I fall (literally) when i try to start with my left leg on the front pad… but… i know what to do… calf iso holds and single leg plyos… im working on it… its been just 1 week of training since you guys told me about my problems
Thanks Roger much appreciated.
Why do I feel like the higher I raise my butt the less optimal my angles are ? I feel like when my butt is low im just ready to go and when its high up i simply feel weaker and less explosive…
should I just keep it low ?
right … aggressive arm movement… i’ll focus on arms and head next week… thanks ! Maybe if I keep my eyeballs aimed forward my head will automatically stay inline with the rest of the spine ? I do have some naturall head forward posture if it matters.
Yeah, more agressive and a fuller ROM of the arms out of the blocks(elbow up)-don’t cut it short.
What you have described regarding head alignment/what you are looking is what I’ve used in the past with athletes. Wherever your back is determines your head position(if kept level) and therefore what you can or should even be able to look at if everything is aligned.
In regards to your right foot, you need to strengthen the calves with the knee bent, that way more of the stress is taken by the soleus and not the gastroc. Basically, seated calf raise ISO holds in the stretch. Also, depth drops into a deep squat or split squat should help.
As for the second question, the stronger you are, the lower you can start without falling on your face. Try some lower starts some time and see how the times compare with higher starts. You may be strong enough to start lower.
i just wanted to know how strong you are. the stronger (and you are plenty strong) you are the lower your hips can be in the “set” position. having said that … i think your most recent video puts you in a pretty good position to accelerate properly. just my very humble opinion.
I think you should have stayed with the start recommended to you instead of going lower. From that video, you can easily see that your left foot cannot make it under your COM in time and it causes you to skate a wide, nearly stepping on the lane with your first stride. While you are certainly strong, I think you need to get used to accelerating properly before worrying about lowering your COM out of the start.