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    How to gain some basic knowledge.

    Hello. I am a new member here wanting to gain some basic knowledge about sprint training.

    My primary interest is 100m, and it'd be nice to also learn more about and be good at 40yd, 55m, and 60m. Not too interested in 200 or 400 for now.

    I want to first get some knowledge base with especially reading. What books and DVDs or anything else should I get? I've read a lot of good things about GPP, SPP and speed trap.

    It'd be nice to get a good value bundle for my purpose.

    Even though I have exercise science background, passed CSCS exam, and work in sports performance field, I don't really understand a lot of terms mentioned here. I hope I'd get it after going through e books and be able to really grasp on discussions on this website.

    Thank you.

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    Re: How to gain some basic knowledge.

    Gpp is basic starting dvd.
    Vancouver dvd for pre season training
    Jane project for real world experience
    10 day taper for prep for big meet
    Fundamentals for, well, as name suggests

    You cant go wrong with these. All dvd and comes with charts some do.

    If you understand these, you'll know more than most.
    Good luck

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    Re: How to gain some basic knowledge.

    Quote Originally Posted by boldwarrior View Post
    Gpp is basic starting dvd.
    Vancouver dvd for pre season training
    Jane project for real world experience
    10 day taper for prep for big meet
    Fundamentals for, well, as name suggests

    You cant go wrong with these. All dvd and comes with charts some do.

    If you understand these, you'll know more than most.
    Good luck
    I also read a lot about Vancouver, but I can't find it on the store website. Is it discontinued??

    I'm mainly interested in program/routine design and secondarily mechanics of sprinting.

    Do you also have some suggestions on e-books?

    Thank you.

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    Re: How to gain some basic knowledge.

    Quote Originally Posted by kwave View Post
    I also read a lot about Vancouver, but I can't find it on the store website. Is it discontinued??

    I'm mainly interested in program/routine design and secondarily mechanics of sprinting.

    Do you also have some suggestions on e-books?

    Thank you.
    Hey there,

    Nice to see a new member looking for ideas. Just a suggestion, you might want to send a PM to Ku2u#2. Kyle has been a member here since he was 16 or so, and can probably best relate as he is graduating this year with a similar degree to yours. He is just doing his internship right now and already has a ton of frightful stories about the idiots that abound in the S&C industry.

    You already got some great advice above. The only thing I would suggest is to take technique as seriously as the programming itself. It will really help you develop your eye. i take a lot of video so i can review it and this has helped immensely in developing my eye. Even more so, take everything in context. If your athlete is working 30+ hours a week and thinks they are going to be world class, forget it- even the greatest program in the world can't overcome that kind of disadvantage. Charlie really teaches you to put first things first.

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    I'd start with Charlie Francis Training System e-book and the GPP DVD. Between those two you'll have enough theory (CFTS) and practical (GPP) to keep you busy for awhile and set a good foundation.

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    Re: How to gain some basic knowledge.

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Slow View Post
    Hey there,

    Nice to see a new member looking for ideas. Just a suggestion, you might want to send a PM to Ku2u#2. Kyle has been a member here since he was 16 or so, and can probably best relate as he is graduating this year with a similar degree to yours. He is just doing his internship right now and already has a ton of frightful stories about the idiots that abound in the S&C industry.

    You already got some great advice above. The only thing I would suggest is to take technique as seriously as the programming itself. It will really help you develop your eye. i take a lot of video so i can review it and this has helped immensely in developing my eye. Even more so, take everything in context. If your athlete is working 30+ hours a week and thinks they are going to be world class, forget it- even the greatest program in the world can't overcome that kind of disadvantage. Charlie really teaches you to put first things first.

    T
    Of course, I will eventually want to learn about anything that can help improve, including technique (mechanics). I'm also involved in helping running speed training classes, and I'm hoping I will develop those eyes, especially with watching various lecture videos.

    Thank you

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    Re: How to gain some basic knowledge.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stikki View Post
    I'd start with Charlie Francis Training System e-book and the GPP DVD. Between those two you'll have enough theory (CFTS) and practical (GPP) to keep you busy for awhile and set a good foundation.
    Thank you for your recommendation.

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    Re: How to gain some basic knowledge.

    Does GPP video version and e-book versions have the same content? Also, where can I get the Vancouver series? I can't find it anywhere on the store website.

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    Re: How to gain some basic knowledge.

    Quote Originally Posted by kwave View Post
    Does GPP video version and e-book versions have the same content? Also, where can I get the Vancouver series? I can't find it anywhere on the store website.
    Van. might nit be there.
    Edmonton might be pretty much the same?
    If you want bundles, the South Africa series would be a great start.

    Not sure about gpp book??

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    Re: How to gain some basic knowledge.

    Quote Originally Posted by boldwarrior View Post
    Van. might nit be there.
    Edmonton might be pretty much the same?
    If you want bundles, the South Africa series would be a great start.

    Not sure about gpp book??
    So Edmonton and South Africa expand upon Vancouver? I haven't read much about those two.

    Thank you.

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