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    60m advice on sprint technique (video)

    hello guys,

    this is my first post here and I would like to get some advice on my sprint technique.
    some things I have noticed for myself and my coach:

    - I seem to be too low out of the blocks and in the push phase
    - My hips are fairly low during the whole race ( at practice, when running against someone my height, i'm noticeably smaller than him, though faster )
    - During the last 20m of the race, I felt like i was running slower and i felt like i would almost fall forward
    - My knees are not high enough
    - My coach told me once i got upright my speed seemed to "decrease"

    video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IvTo0I8vnE (im with the blue shirt)

    any input would be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: 60m advice on sprint technique (video)

    if i was you i would leave everything alone. arm action looks very very good
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    Re: 60m advice on sprint technique (video)

    Your lines ar the start will improve as you get stronger/power
    The other thing i would look at is leg and hip flexibility

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    Re: 60m advice on sprint technique (video)

    Agree with the above. Don't mess with things. Stay relaxed, continue to improve your strength/power and hip mobility, and things tend to take care of themselves.

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    Re: 60m advice on sprint technique (video)

    thanks for your advices. i'll definately take care of my tight hips and leg flexibility

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    Re: 60m advice on sprint technique (video)

    I know more experienced fellows have said not to change anything, but it kind of looks like you're reaching for the line and collapsing forwards. I used to do that and it caused me to have a braking effect with each step. my times improved greatly when I thought of arching my back at top speed. the end of my race was especially improved...

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