Sorry for the delay in providing a summary of what happened in Vancouver with Charlie. We had a great turnout, with lots of well-informed coaches.
A lot of our time was spent doing practical sessions, as well as looking at program planning approaches. Many of the attendees commented positively on Charlie’s review of long-to-short vs. the short-to-long approaches for sprint training. In fact, the discussion process yielded some nice diagrams that could be used in Charlie’s upcoming training manual. The photos above only provide the tip of the iceberg in terms of what was covered.
Others commented on the merit of doing a follow-up workshop (or training camp), delving further into the program planning and technical components… a sort of evolving seminar process.
We also enjoyed going to the pub after the seminar and watching 100m heats for the world championships. John Drummonds’ antics provided a good conversation on the merits of the current false start rule and technology.
The third one demonstrates the back hyperextension exercise done with a barbell. At the top of the hyper, the athlete does a row. Basically combines a lower back/hip extension exercise with an upper/mid-back pull exercise.