Ever wonder where the mastery of sprinting is achieved for all professional athletes? Hard work and perseverance is the maker of a champion, but every trainer knows that there are small little secrets and techniques that are essential in the success on the track. Here are some sprinting techniques which trainers teach their sprinters in order to achieve mastery sprinting.
If you have been injured in the past, the injuries and traumas must be taken care of. In order to prevent injury in the first place, know some of the ways in which injuries occur:
- Over straining yourself and not recovering from it
- When you have a conflict between what your mind and what your body wants
Recovery from different injuries requires a long time and patience. Going out on the track immediately after injury will only lower performance or put the sprinter at risk of another injury. In order to avoid injuries during training, include warm-up before every training. Warm-up includes low-intensity exercise, static stretching, and dynamic stretching of joints and muscles that are most strained during the particular training. Recover from every effort – the longer the effort, the longer is the rest that is required. Usually a 1:4 or 1:6 train-to-recovery ratio is advised.
Starting Out as an Athlete
Strength and stamina are key to achieve master sprinting. Every time of the year, sprinters must be in shape to keep their form. Having a strong core absorbs the hits that the legs absorb from the running and keeps the body angle at an optimum shape for managing fatigue and increasing strength. When concentrating only on training, the core of the body cannot be properly maintained and starts losing strength. Basic training routine will be required to maintain shape for a master sprinting performance.
- Squats, chin-ups, and bench pressing for an hour for every other day
- Strength training builds your upper body mass which increases start speed
- Use the track to train by doing short springs
- Do spring workout at least 3 days weekly
Considering a Coach
If you seriously want to take up sprinting techniques, a coach is the best place to learn them from. Coaches have training that will specifically focus on what you need to improve to become a master sprinter. Coaches are great at helping you set goals and achieving them. A private coach can help you organize your practices and help you make the right corrections in your shape and technique before it takes roots. Having the psychological support of an experienced individual will let you cut through in a fast manner through all the setbacks that beginning sprinters have to overcome by themselves.
All these tips can help you become the master sprinter that you want to be. Being serious about achieving your goal and following your dreams with a lot of hard work and reason will lead you to a rewarding experience and mastery in sprinting.