Track and Field Training!
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
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
Lessons From Sprinting With the Elite
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.
Should Sprinters Squat Part 2
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
Should Sprinters Squat? Part 1
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.