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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...

Track Exercises that Build Explosive Muscle

If you are a sprinter, jumper or thrower, you need to be explosive. Without this essential attribute, you will be left standing on the blocks, mis...

Allyson Felix's Big Olympic Indulgences

What's the first thing Team USA Olympian Allyson Felix did to celebrate after winning a gold medal? She indulged in a pint of Ben & Jerry's Oat...

Bolt vs. Gay: Superstar Sprinters Collide at London 2012

Two of the world's greatest sprinters will compete Sunday in the 100-meter finals in London. Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt is looking to...

Event-Specific Track & Field Nutrition

Track & Field includes several events, and so the nutritional needs of T&F athletes vary. But regardless of your event, the benefits of feeding yo...

The Best Way to Build Speed for Track & Field This Off-Season

Want to get faster for your track & field events? Then you have to start strength training. A strong body will be able to produce more force and p...

Diet Guidelines for Track and Field Runners

As a track and field runner, it's essential that you manage your diet. A sound strategy will give you the energy and nutrients you need to maximize...

5 Strength Exercises for Throwers

You've just finished a great session of throwing out at the rings, and you are very confident in your technique. However, since you are a dedicated ...

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