Faster in 60 Seconds - Episode #1 - How to...
by ATHLETE.X on May 2, 2017 at 5:47 am
Sprint Training - Workout for Acceleration, Speed...
by ATHLETE.X on April 14, 2017 at 4:13 pm
Jumps & Plyometric Training for Speed &...
by ATHLETE.X on April 13, 2017 at 2:27 pm
Speed & Acceleration Training Workout - Cody...
by ATHLETE.X on April 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm
If Not Now, When?
by Martin Bingisser on August 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm
If you see something that is wrong, you can do two things: act or wait. Acting is not easy; it may cost you your friends, your reputation, or your job. But in many cases it is what is needed. If you wait for someone else to change things then change will likely never come. The old saying goes "you […]
GAINcast Episode 78: Talent Identification
by Martin Bingisser on August 17, 2017 at 10:49 am
Talent is a divisive topic, but it is hard to argue that you can create a champion without any talent. Properly identifying and nurturing that talent is therefore a key element of high performance. On this episode we discuss the complexity of talent, how to approach it as a coach, and Vern's […]
Which Countries Performed the Best in London?
by Martin Bingisser on August 16, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Everyone knows that athletics is a global sport, but this year's World Championships showed that once again. The IAAF has 215 member federations and 66 countries produced a top 8 finish in London. That includes multiple countries from each continent. But among those countries there were some clear […]
Why Did Usain Bolt Lose?
by Craig Pickering on August 15, 2017 at 1:11 pm
Athletics fans love statistics, and I’m no different, which is why it was so exciting to hear that the IAAF and Leeds Becket University were to collaborate on a biomechanics project at the recent World Championships, giving us some insight into what makes up a world class performance in […]
by Vern Gambetta on August 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm
We all practice with the intention of getting better. But can we do better at practice? Can we get more out of practice? Changing practice offers the possibility of changing the game. Here are a few thoughts/ideas that will help make practice sticky and more effective: […]
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ALTIS Invitational – Meet Roundup
by Ellie Spain on June 13, 2017 at 12:55 pm
On a hot Saturday evening in Mesa, Schillonie Calvert-Powel stole the show at the ALTIS Invitational with a sizzling sprint […]
Olympians & Record Holders set to feature at...
by Ellie Spain on June 9, 2017 at 8:52 am
19 Olympians, 7 national record holders, and 1 Paralympic world record holder are set to compete at the ALTIS invitationa […]
2017 ALTIS Invitational Summer Series: Desert...
by Ryan McNamara on May 19, 2017 at 12:39 pm
We are delighted to announce the ALTIS Invitational Summer Series at Mesa Community College (Please note this is a venu […]
March in ALTIS 360°
by ALTIS Media on March 3, 2017 at 6:43 am
It’s starting to warm up, and so are the track, field and summer sports! ALTIS 360° will keep you u […]
February (2) in ALTIS 360°
by ALTIS Media on February 15, 2017 at 7:57 pm
The second instalment for content on ALTIS 360° this month comes with some exciting diversity and great discussions from world leaders […]
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2017 IAAF Biomechanics Research Project
by Jimson Lee on August 14, 2017 at 11:25 am
Many thanks to PJ Vazel for posting this on his Facebook feed! Follow him on Twitter as @pjvazel FYI, PJ Vazel coached 2 sprinters under 10.00 seconds (Nigeria’s Olusoji Fasuba 9.85 100m, and France’s Ronald Pognon with PRs of 6.45 and 9.99 for 60m & 100m respectively. […]
The Perfect 4x100m Relay?
by Jimson Lee on August 14, 2017 at 8:07 am
First, congrats on the GBR team for winning the 4x100m relay ay the 2017 World Championships. Choosing your relay squad can be more complicated that doing your taxes. It’s no longer “top 4 at Trials”. It’s no longer “4 fastest guys on paper”. There’s a lot […]
Sprinting Lane Draws, Revisited
by Jimson Lee on August 10, 2017 at 10:19 am
There was some discussion on social media about unfair lane draws for the Mens 200m at the 2017 World Championships. Here is the Start List for the Finals: According to the rules, How you place in the heats (i.e. Q or q) guarantees a spot in the next round, but your time will decide the […] […]
Steroid Doesn’t Help. In Fact, It Is...
by Jimson Lee on August 7, 2017 at 7:37 am
This article is guest blogged by Jad Adrian Washif. He has a MSc in Sport Science from University Putra Malaysia, and his website can be found at http://www.adriansprints.com/ Forget Gatlin and Bolt, understanding human movement and determinants of sprint performance can shed some lights […]
The Concept II Rowing Machine – 20 Years Later
by Jimson Lee on August 2, 2017 at 7:10 pm
Usually, I wait for my birthday or April 1st to write some non-track true stories about me. Here is one regarding the Concept 2 Rowing Machine and the 2000m time trial race. The summer of 1997 was quite magical. I ended up in Vancouver Canada on a 4 month project and I had just started […]
The Sprinters Compendium Book Review by Mike Hurst
by Jimson Lee on July 28, 2017 at 3:08 pm
The Sprinters Compendium goes live on August 1, 2017! If you missed the excerpt from the upcoming book , here is the link to the Free Chapter. (NOTE: over 6000 people have downloaded this already) Other excerpts of the book can be found here on this Blog: 14 Tapering Strategies to Bring […]
Will Usain Bolt Win the 100m World Championships?
by Jimson Lee on July 22, 2017 at 5:15 pm
There’s an expression: In order to win, you don’t have to win by 10 meters, you only have to win by a nose. So the question is, who does Usain have to beat to win the 2017 World Championships? By looking at the past majors (Olympics and World Champs), Bolt will need to run in […]
200m Splits from USA National Championships
by Jimson Lee on July 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm
Once again, many thanks to Andy Ferrara who complies these splits which he does on a VOLUNTARY basis! I wrote about 200m splits way back in 2008 when Usain Bolt ran 19.30 in Beijing 2008, followed by 2009 Berlin with his 19.19 World Records. If you take away 1 full second for acceleration out […]
Sprinting: 10 Research Articles for Effective...
by Paul Hoffman on July 14, 2017 at 9:52 am
Click here for all the previous Sprint Reviews Paul Hoffman has read and researched several research papers on sprinting and performance articles, so you don’t have to. If any of these articles interest you, feel free to research the case studies and methodology and come up […]
Comprehensive Recovery Training for Athletes...
by Travis Hansen on July 14, 2017 at 9:23 am
This is Part 4 of a multi-part article. Please read Comprehensive Recovery Training for Athletes [Part 1] first. Then read Part 2 here. Then read Part 3 here. Up until now I’ve only discussed “passive” forms of recovery training that athletes can […]