Building a sprinter from scratching

Building a sprinter from scratch is a very unique kind of pleasure, we’re only a couple months in but Ruth is making good progress, she has a long distance running background, but is improving her technique on these sprint biomechanics drills weekly! i can’t wait to see her smash her 100m PB in a few weeks!

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🔳Stay Perpetually Alpha🔳©️

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🔳The Sweat Of Effort Makes Victory Shine🔳

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Power, Speed, Agility

Sze & Sophie’s first session training to achieve their #alphalevel The focus was improving, power, speed, agility, & visual information processing. Although i can see many ways in which their coordination & running mechanics can be improved, their effort levels were faultless 💪🏾 One thing I’ve learned over the years is the importance of not trying to correct every technical fault you see in that moment. Instead i focus on making one or two small but meaningful changes on a session by session basis. They have so much athletic talent & i can’t wait to help them achieve greatness.

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Tag your gym bae 🏃‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️

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🔳Stay Perpetually Alpha🔳 ©️

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🔳Be better than you were yesterday 🔳

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Is it okay for your knees to go past your toes during a squat??

Quick tips on when it’s okay for your knees to go past your toes.

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Knees going past toes is a natural human movement pattern during many skills e.g. jumping – in particular jumping forwards. It usually only becomes an issue when involving weights – particularly in beginners.

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❌ If during the deepest part of the squat, the bar position is above the toes (green line). This is indicative of dangerous amounts of force being put through the knees.

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✅ If during the deepest part of the squat, the ‘bar’ position is above the midsole. This suggests the force of lifting the ‘bar’, is being more evenly distributed through the knees & hips – reducing chances of a knee injury.

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🔑 Shifting your body weight back away from toes & into midsole & heel. Practice this during your unloaded warm up drills. ▫️

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Alternatively, if focusing on promoting sport specific movement patterns – like those in sprinting – shifting weight into toes is preferable.

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🔳Bridging The Gap Between Strength & Performance🔳©️

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*Notes to user* There are also other important variables to consider when allowing knees to go past toes. DM me for more detailed advice.