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Plyometric Exercises for Runners

Picture yourself on the starting line of a race. You're in the blocks. You pull back to create eccentric motion in the lower leg before firing forward...

By: Joe Lopez

The Internet is Going Crazy Over This Video of a HS Girl Track Star

Tara Davis might be half gazelle. At least that's the impression I got after watching this video of her setting the second fastest 100-meter hurdles t...

By: Brandon Hall

Tips and Best Weight Room Exercises for Track Athletes

weightroom exercises for track Track Athletes benefit greatly from proper weight training in the gym as much as any athlete. In fact most track and...

By: Rick Scarpulla

Best Track & Field Exercises You're Not Doing

The Best Track and Field Exercises You're Not Doingco-authored by Steven Keith ScruggsSuccess in track events is highly determined by moving the...

By: Phillip Michael Vaughn

Technical Build-Ups: The Best Training for 400m and 800m Sprinters

What makes a workout program "the best," "the greatest" or even "the ultimate"—besides a coach's or trainer's opinion? To substantiate such cla...

By: Lee Ness

After Snapping His Leg, Sprinter Manteo Mitchell Eyes Olympic Comeback

Photo via "Four years for 44 seconds." That's all Team USA's Manteo Mitchell could think about at the halfway point of his leg o...

By: Jordan Zirm

Sprinters: Improve Each Aspect of Your Speed

Having trouble shaving time off your 100- or 200-meter sprints? Try the following track workout. It will improve each component of your speed—ac...

By: Raymond Tucker

6 Reasons to Read Raven Magwood's 'The 7 Practices of Exceptional Student Athletes'

Raven Magwood's The 7 Practices of Exceptional Student Athletes is insightful, helpful and motivating. Student-athletes are busy enough with scho...

By: Kesha Christoph

Sprint Training Program for Relays, Part 1: Team Selection, Baton Handling and Positioning

Sprint relays are a great way for a team to score extra points and earn additional medals. So it's surprising to me how unprepared the athletes part...

By: Skyword

Complete Full-Year Workout Program for High School and Collegiate Jumpers

If you want to jump higher, you need to be explosive, possess great speed and have immense strength. The more power you can produce relative to your...

By: John Cissik