In this video I discuss one of the most common sprinting mistakes I have seen my athletes do when starting a sprinting program.
Usually athletes think that sprinting is simply running as fast as they can. What commonly ends up happening is after a few max-effort runs the athlete ends up pulling a hamstring.
Just like training in the weight room, a sprint program must be eased into with progressive programming . A full-blown, 100% sprint should be looked at as a 1RM lift; you cannot simply do them all the time.
When starting a sprint program start with low volume workouts and build up the speed (intensity) during the runs. Over the weeks, when you body becomes more accustomed to the training you can add more intense efforts and and faster runs.
Also, much like weight training, allow yourself plenty of rest between sets to let your muscles and energy systems recover properly.
In this video I will show you how to mobilize your ankles including toe flexion and extension, ankle glides, inversion and eversion and ankle rotations.
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