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Welcome to the Track and Field Training homepage. You'll find information on all of the events including sprints, distance, and field events. This section is growing rapidly so check back often...

Throwing For Power
Jeremy Frisch - October 04, 2012
I work with a great number of athletes from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.  One thing I can say without question is that ALL of them in one-way or another are in search of more Spee . . . keep reading
Lessons From Sprinting With the Elite
Matt Delaney
Two Years ago, I had the pleasure of training every day and sometimes multiple times per day with 2008 Olympian in the 110 hurdles, Hector Cotto, and his coach Carl Valle. It was an awesome experience from which I learned so much on speed development and being in great shape. At the time, I already had a great strength base from Olympic lifts, and could clean 300lbs easily weighing only 170lbs, but I had no idea what I was in for. On a daily basis and sometimes multiple times per day, I was sprinting, reading material provided by Carl Valle, and watching a world class hurdler on a daily basis. It was an awesome experience and one I couldn't put a price on. Here are a few lessons I learned. . . . keep reading
Dan Pfaff Lecture Part 3
Here is part 3 of the Dan Pfaff lecture . . . keep reading
Dan Pfaff Lecture- Part 2
Here is part 2 of the Dan Pfaff lectures . . . keep reading
Dan Pfaff Lecture- Part 1
The first in a 3-part lecture from Dan Pfaff . . . keep reading
Should Sprinters Squat Part 2
Rob Williams
Posted July 12th 2010 As you noticed in part 1 of this series I pointed out that I loved back squatting. It's a statement that has commonly come out of the mouths of my athletes and my . . . keep reading
Should Sprinters Squat? Part 1
By Rob Williams, MS, CSCS, PES
Over the past few months there has been a lot of controversy around the back squat and it made me do a lot of thinking, this was shortly after I recorded a PR (personal record) in the back squat, 405lb bare foot with no belt at 200lb, I felt like I was starting to get strong, based on the strength athlete standard of you're only strong when you can squat 2x's your bodyweight. Then a respected strength coach named Michael Boyle put out a video suggesting that back squats should be removed from all strength training programming based on the fact that the primary weak link is the lower back. To make matters more interesting internationally respected strength coach and physical therapist Gray Cook also argues that the back squat is only useful for lifting as much external load (weight) as possible but for athletics the focus should be on function. . . . keep reading
The GPS Chronicles Part II: Using Global Positionins Satellites to Train Endurance Athletes
Rick Karboviak
The GPS Chronicles Part II: Using Global Positionins Satellites to Train Endurance Athletes Results from using the GPS system with Rick's XC team at the "Gatorade Invite" . . . keep reading
The GPS Chronicles: Using Global Positionins Satellites to Train Endurance Athletes
Rick Karboviak
Check out this exclusive ongoing weekly series with Strength Coach Rick Karboviak as he trains his cross country team using the latest cutting-edge GPS technology! . . . keep reading
Getting Ready for the State Track Meet: High Performance In-Season Training for Shot Put and Discus Throwers!
Shawn Hanrahan
Finally, solid advice on how to train the right way to stay strong during the important track meets. A must read for all track and field throwers and coaches! . . . keep reading
Track and Field Training Series: Shot Put Training Program
Jim Giroux
The latest program in Jim Giroux's ongoing Track/Field Series. This week features comprehensive training program for the Shotput, complete with dozens of great drills and sample in-season training weeks. . . . keep reading
Complete Training Program for the Discus
Jim Giroux
The latest program in Jim Giroux's ongoing Track/Field Series. This week features comprehensive training program for the Discus, complete with dozens of great drills and sample in-season training weeks. . . . keep reading
Training for the 100 and 110 Meter Hurdles
Jim Giroux
The latest program in Jim Giroux's ongoing Track/Field Series. This week features comprehensive training program for the 100/110 Hurdles, complete with dozens of great drills and sample in-season training weeks. . . . keep reading
Training for the High Jump
Jim Giroux
A comprehensive training program for the High Jump, complete with drills and sample in-season training weeks. . . . keep reading
Training for the Pole Vault
Jim Giroux
A comprehensive training program for the Pole Vault, complete with drills and sample in-season training weeks. . . . keep reading
Training for the Long Jump
Jim Giroux
A in-depth look at training for the Long Jump. This article is crammed with lots of tips and even a sample training schedule during the season! . . . keep reading
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