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    Re: Sharp pain in groin/hip area

    Thanks for all the helpful advice Angela, I appreciate it.
    Just an update: Finally making some progress with my hip for the first time in months. I think part of the cause has been the extreme...
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    Re: Sharp pain in groin/hip area

    Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it.

    I went to a therapist yesterday who thought that accupuncture would be the best way to solve this. I noticed he worked extensively on the left hip...
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    Sharp pain in groin/hip area

    Hi all,

    My pain started 6 months ago while doing a 150m rep, it was a slight tightness/pain around the upper groin area that has spread all over my left hip/abdomen/groin/hamstring & gotten to the...
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    Re: Good article on speed & age.

    Are you familiar with Anatoli Bondarchuck, the legendary Russian hammer throw coach? I've read many of his books and he mentions that some athletes perform technically better the day after weight...
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    Thank you Angela for the detailed reply, some...

    Thank you Angela for the detailed reply, some great suggestions in there.
    "Have you ever done explosive box jumps with same leg and or explosive box jumps alternating legs?" <--I think I know what...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I do very little...

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I do very little tempo to begin with, but tempo probably would not be possible, unless I did it on a treadmill or ran on the street. I have enough space in the gym to...
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    No where to sprint

    Due to a number of circumstances, I will have no access to a track or field for the next month or maybe longer. I only have gyms available to me.
    What can be done in these circumstances to improve...
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    ^Yes there are those links which will give you a...

    ^Yes there are those links which will give you a good idea as to the insane volume.
    I have uploaded a document written by Piettros coach, which goes into his training & the ideas behind it in more...
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    He certainly did train hard. Anyone who has seen...

    He certainly did train hard. Anyone who has seen his training routine will recoil in horror at the insane volume & overall amount of gut busting hard work.
    Interesting that he was able to stay...
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    So essentially it is an upside down chin up done...

    So essentially it is an upside down chin up done using your hamstrings instead of biceps!? IMO this would be a very poor hamstring exercises for a sprinter as there would be absolutely no hip...
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    I too would be very interested in the details of...

    I too would be very interested in the details of that study. What were the exercises? How any reps? What was the improvemet in sprint speed?
  12. Thread: Paleo diet

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    X2 SOME sprinters have eaten crap occasionally,...

    X2
    SOME sprinters have eaten crap occasionally, but is it optimal? An athlete should eat a normal but healthy diet. This is one area where western athletes could improve on, but get away with it...
  13. I'm not a fan of knee flexion exercises at all,...

    I'm not a fan of knee flexion exercises at all, especially glute hams and "nordic curls". I think they actually increase your risk of a pull. Plus what is the point in training knee flexion for...
  14. Thread: Soreness

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    I gave up going to doctors a couple of years ago....

    I gave up going to doctors a couple of years ago. They are great for draining your wallet and wasting your time!!
  15. Thread: Soreness

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    I used to get brutally sore glutes and hams after...

    I used to get brutally sore glutes and hams after speed sessions so I switched to ultra low volume speed and weights and made the best speed and strength gains of my life. There was a thread here...
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    I would love to learn more about her training....

    I would love to learn more about her training. There were a few good threads about the East Germans but they're gone now.
    I understand that they did no weights, did a form of tempo (10x400m I...
  17. Thread: Bad ankle injury

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    Bad ankle injury

    Long story short I totaled my motorcycle 2 weeks ago and badly injured my ankle and slightly strained my calf and knee. I don't know what happened exactly as it was so fast but my ankle must have got...
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    I didn't read your original post properly. So you...

    I didn't read your original post properly. So you are eating 3 times a day while doing this intermittent fast, nothing wrong with that. My idea of intermittent fasting is going very long periods...
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    The majority of athletes (and non athletes) eat...

    The majority of athletes (and non athletes) eat 3-4 meals a day, why not stick with that?
    I don't think true intermittent fasting is suitable for an athlete, especially a sprinter. Extreme diets...
  20. Thread: EMS questions

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    Thanks for the replies. About shaving the legs,...

    Thanks for the replies.
    About shaving the legs, I actually shaved a few small patches on my quad about two years ago and stuck the pads on. It actually killed the hairs there! Hasn't grown back...
  21. Thread: EMS questions

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    EMS questions

    So I have finally decided to bust out my EMS unit again after never really commiting to using it. I have a few questions:

    1. I have a Globus system which has sticky pads. The problem is that I am...
  22. Thread: Squats

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    Who has told you this? You will never ever get...

    Who has told you this?
    You will never ever get strong if you don't grind through at least some reps. I think people are afraid to train hard these days due to basing their preparation on fragile...
  23. Thread: Freelap system

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    RB34, Well at that price I agree. glaeser,...

    RB34, Well at that price I agree.

    glaeser, thanks for the input. The freelap is no doubt a great piece of equipment and I would love to get one. The compact size and accuracy is very appealing,...
  24. Thread: Freelap system

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    Woah, was looking forward to getting one untill I...

    Woah, was looking forward to getting one untill I saw the price... $544 for everything in the above video! what a load of bullshit! What planet are these morons living on.
    Maybe there are some...
  25. Thread: Freelap system

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    Freelap system

    Has anyone tried the freelap touch and release timing system?
    http://www.freelaptrackandfield.com/video/touch-and-release.php

    It looks like it could be a very consistent way of self timing.
    Any...
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