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[Video] Teaching Bounding Drills for Triple Jump

Before actual event specific work is accomplished, a period of time is spent developing general work capacities and developing bounding skills for the triple jump. ‘Rudiment hops’ are a valued part of this process and progression.  It is here where coaches have an awesome opportunity to teach the “how’s” and “why’s” of the jumping events from their…

Distance Coaching 101: Workout Planning Fundamentals

Training distance runners is similar to other rewarding endeavors in life in that it seems rather daunting to begin with, and then stays challenging throughout.  The athletes themselves are in most cases strongly self-motivated, task-oriented, and inquisitive, while the training is based on scientific principles.  If the coach is not a strong people-person and well-schooled…

The 3 Most Important “Fuels” For Successful Distance Running

The ability of skeletal muscle to re-synthesize adenosine triphosphate (ATP) during exercise and recovery after exercise ultimately depends on the diet of the cross country runner.  Today we will focus on the 3 most important “fuels” for successful distance running. Fat and carbohydrate (CHO) provide the majority of the metabolic fuel for ATP re-synthesis, with…