Perception vs. Reality of sprinting.
Scientists often describe the physical observations of sprinting and that cannot be confused we what we should be doing as athletes. Each and every one of us will describe a different feeling when we speak about sprinting. Just because we observe someone sprinting with good knee lift does not mean we should "try" to lift the knees. Just because we see triple extension does not mean that we should "try" to achieve complete extension. Just because we see a someone step over does not mean we should try to step over. Obviously I can keep this up all day, but this raises a few questions that I have for you as athletes and coaches.
1. What are "your" perceptions towards sprinting?
2. What do/did "you" feel when you set a personal best?
3. Do your mechanics look anything like you "think" they look? What is different and what is the same?
4. What do you feel we should actively focus on during sprinting? Do these things abide by the "natural" laws of physics?
Thanks for the inspiration FLASH
Re: Perception vs. Reality of sprinting.
its very interesting questions
I, after nearly 10 years of study and practice of search speed races,
I still have some issues that frighten me, they are:
it is said that the sprint must use their arms as drivers for sprint fast
it is said that the running speed should be the maximum stretch a leg, making a perfect pendulum (Usain does it perfectly)
it is said that the time of feet touch on the ground should be as hard as possible (beating the track)
speaks to the foot, in the recovery phase movement, touch your butt,
there are so many tips, so many things to be noted that my eternal doubt creates increasing strength:
to run fast, you should only seek to increase the frequency and natural forces within the mechanics of each or you can actually build a new mechanical, other than the one that came with you?