i took some video clips of myself and a friend sprinting over a short distance.
We play a sport similiar in demands to soccer so arent concerned with sprint start position or even top speed, mainly acceleration over 30m - 40m.
We’re both about the same 30m time even though in our sport he would be considered much faster in matches. Im much stronger than him however.
im in the white top. im 22, 81kg 5 10, 10% BF, been training and lifting weights for ages. im bought the gpp dvd and am just starting into it. i also compete kinda in the OL lifts but i havent broke 100kg yet on the c+j.
i really am determined to get faster but i spose i was born slow and find it hard to get faster. Any analysis at all would help but if charlie got a look it’d be great. the pic is a bit grainy and im hoping to get a better camera soon.
Seems like you arent brining up your knees enough and your feet are dropping flat, try running on the “ball” of your feet and try to make a quick “pawback” action (when your foot is out infront then coming back to strike the ground) to reduce ground contanct time with your toes up/out arm movements seem abit choppy, try to put your arm in more of a 90 degree angle at the elbow and focus more on pumping them down instead of back.
i viewed your clip and from what i can see is a major problem with the vast majority of athletes-----they try to turn over too fast.while you are trying this you are fighting/going against the grain leading to tightness leading to a whole array of other problems.
my advice…especially with yourself i would try to get more extension/you are really choppy with your stride.now with time your stride lenght will increase as you get accustomed to sprinting and elasticity/strenght but for now try to relax.
Yeah we are. hurlers!!
Kinda good too in our own heads anyway.
What you all say amke sense but how can i actually apply it in my training? I mean i would literally do anything for get faster. If it means training 30 times a week i’ll do it. I really ready to work hard but i just dont know what to do. Apart from the gpp dvd i’ve very little to help me with my technique.
Its all well and good saying to relax but when i do i run even slower if that possible.
I can only do 13s for the 100m and 4.8 for the 40yrd :-((
That´s the problem, you don´t need train 30x a week, actualy, at the beginning you should start very easy since you´re much more head ( will ) than physical ( technical & strenght level ). First thing to work over is: don´t worry man, i started just like you, just like you, and now, i know that, to be a sprinter, you must be very very very very very very very very very very very patient, you got it ?
actually my bad. i only watched the first video with a guy in a blue shirt. i dont think this is you. but the athlete there had limited backside mechanics as i stated. one way to remedy this is to focus on arm swing and pushing out the back. i dont make use of many drills so its hard for me to help you out there. your arm doesnt swing far behind your torso, which will limit your ability to run faster.
Thanks for all your help.
I’ve recently started some weight training OL stlye and have been getting lots of tech help on all things weights really.
Ive discovered my deadlift was more of a front good morning with rounded back than anything else. Hence my terrrible pain when i run after them. I’ve huge hypertrophy in everything in my lower back and need to address that asap so im starting an improved flexibility regime and getting it all correct this time. also doing loads of upper back work to address imbalance and i can feel an improvement already.
So lots of work to do on the weights and flexibility side of things