In this post Coach Tony Holler, creator of the Feed the Cats Sprint Training Program, uses video to teach the key components to getting max velocity out of the blocks.
Coach Holler shares the importance of coming out low and projecting the hips.
Here are some of the key teaching points he explains and illustrates with video.
- Press the back foot against the back block
- Big Split
- Full extension
- Eyes down
- Front foot dorsiflexed
- Front landing under the center of masss
- Lower leg horizontal to track. Spikes facing back not up
- Punch with the lead knee
- Ankle, knee, hip, and head in a straight line
Coach Holler analyzes several athletes in the video and provides great coaching points for each. This serves as a great example of how you could use video to help your sprinters be more explosive out of the blocks.
This clip was taken from one of Coach Holler’s complete courses. For more information about the course this clip was taken from click the following link: Feed the Cats: Getting to MAX Velocity Out of the Blocks
Coach Holler’s Feed the Cats Program and his less is more approach to sprint training is revolutionizing the sport of track and field. If you would like to learn more about his complete program click the following link: Feed the Cats: Track and Field Bundle