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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...

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...

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

If you want to become a better thrower, you need to train to be explosive. Why? Throwers must be able to exert tremendous force in as little time as...

3 Reasons Why Every Football Player Should Run Track

Co-authored by Lucas Kurtz. If you strap on a helmet in the fall, you should be lacing up spikes in the spring. This should seem obvious. After ...

The Best Hamstring Exercises for Track Athletes

From sprinting to jumping, the hamstrings are among the most powerful muscles you have as a track athlete. They are responsible for transferring pow...

Healthy Hydration for Track & Field Athletes

Hydrating properly is one of the easiest ways to prepare for a track & field event. Yet, too often athletes are not hydrated, and their performanc...

Six Phases of A Perfect 400m Race

The 400m is a tough race, so training for it is pretty rigorous. However, many athletes make it harder on themselves, because their training lacks a...

Get Faster and Prevent Injury With 3 Hamstring Exercises

As a runner, your two training goals should be to get faster and reduce the risk of injury. To accomplish both, you have to strengthen your hamstr...

The Rules For Sprinters

Editor's Note: In June 2009, velominati.com created a code for bikers entitled The Rules, a lighthearted look at biking etiquette. STACK expert Lee...

How to Approach the Start of a Race

Physically and mentally preparing for a race is critical if you want to beat the competition. All athletes are different and no set-in-stone rules...

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