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    Re: Most effective type of squat

    Quote Originally Posted by Angela Coon View Post
    I agree. What is best for the individual.
    Just don't forget that the load on the joints from certain lifts is so high and not forgetting everything you do as an athlete or coach must get added up and added into the equation. You need to save joint wear and tear for the force you create when OR more importantly IF you run fast. If you suck up all that buffer doing stupid lifts to show off in the weight room might be good for one season but proper planning has 4 years interval sections and that too needs to be added up and into that amount of time.
    Debating is good regarding the lifting.

    I will never forget Charlie telling me he could 'make' me faster in a shorter period of time but to be faster longer term it takes a different approach

    Charlie provided a huge cross section of work to draw from.
    You Tube screws big picture thinking if you are not careful.

    Sprinters need never forget the game is to preserve themselves for the highest priority of running as fast as possible as often as they are able while getting as strong as possible in the more careful way.

    Simple.

    Sprinters need never forget the game is to preserve themselves for the highest priority of running as fast as possible as often as they are able while getting as strong as possible in the more careful way.

    One of the main things I have in mind as I design my sprint program for next year...

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    Re: Most effective type of squat

    Quote Originally Posted by Angela Coon View Post
    According to how Charlie taught me and according to how I watched Ben squat we only ever used quarter and half squat. When Ben went really heavy I know he liked to have the Bench there to make sure there was never an issue of going deeper than the height of that flat bench meaning yes, not lower than 90 degrees ever. ( maybe it was just to feel it graze the back of his hamstrings)

    I only ever did quarter squats as I had a large leg difference and had issues with my back at times if I was tight from speed work. I would not be the example of greatness but I did get strong and my best was 300lbs . I've read some saying don't bother with quarter squats blah blah blah. Sprinters are sprinters not muscle heads that spend all day logging their lower body lifts. Most of what we did was speed work. If things were going really well on the track we would get to top off our MWF or MWSat speed sessions with some nice lifts of choice and usually it would be a few reps of arm pulls, a few reps and sets of squats of cleans but each session might be slightly different and very selective depending on time of season and what came before on the track....but a few of each nothing crazy.

    Weights for Speed Bundle sold on the site needs to be called "Weights that feed Speed"... Or Speed for maximum weights. I was listening to someone talking about how when you run fast you can lift heavier and when you get faster you can lift more. It's not necessarily true that if and when you lift heavy you will run fast. In fact, we know that lifting heavy as a priority will inhibit your max potential to be fast yet most athletes and coaches get it wrong all of the time.
    Oh.. thank you, Angee for your asnwer

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    Re: Most effective type of squat

    Quote Originally Posted by Angela Coon View Post
    I think lots of people are really confused about how to lift if you are a sprinter.

    I have been on reddit a fair bit lately as the questions are surprising with regards how miss guided so many young kids are about how to train and how to sprint. All of the questions are so simple yet each person really does not know what they are doing.

    I don't fully understand why exactly but it's horrible as it reminds me of life before meeting Charlie and watching some of the people I ran track with out there coaching now who still don't understand anything about speed training. What the heck?
    Where on reddit are these track discussions?

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    Re: Most effective type of squat

    Under "sprinting" and "track". I know.... it's surprising. Kidding. LOL

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