Advanced Concepts in Training 400 Runners

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Looking to refine and evolve your established 400m training system?

Here are proven workouts, progressions, testing protocols, and 'Insider Secrets' guaranteed to improve your sprinters' performances...this season and beyond.

Advanced Concepts in Training 400m Runners with Marc Mangiacotti

Divided into 10 distinct video chapters, Marc Mangiacotti's acclaimed 'Advanced Concepts in Training 400m Runners' DVD program comes fully loaded with a running time of 4 hours and 46 minutes. You'll also get 26 weeks of daily workouts and weight room progressions, as well as testing protocols and specifc warm up routines.

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  • Athlete Identification & Testing

    Establish which of the the three types of 400m runners (racer/pacer/mix) you have and exactly how it will affect your approach to workout planning and race modeling.

  • Event Specific Training Considerations

    Through a detailed analysis of the event’s energy system demands, you’ll quickly and easily establish the right combination of workouts, as well as eliminate ‘junk training’ that may be holding your kids back.

  • Fall Training (General Prep)

    How to lay a solid training foundation for Championship Season success. Discover why and how to establish a theme for each day, as well as the optimal structure of an early General Prep microcycle.

  • Late Fall (GPP) & Early Winter (Special Prep)

    See exactly how training becomes more specific in late General Prep. Session and microcycle analysis (including multiple workouts for each training theme) will help ensure you don’t progress too fast…or too slow.

  • Winter (Late SPP) & Championship Season

    Winter/Specific Preparation training now becomes specific to the demands of the 400 meter race. Detailed session and microcycle analysis gives you the tools you need to set kids up for Championship Season.

  • Starting Blocks & Acceleration

    3 reasons block starts are an important skill to teach 400 runners, how to set them up for an optimal exit and specific drills for teaching acceleration to athletes generally not built to excel in this area.

  • Max Velocity & Floating

    Take a detailed look at how posture, as well as upper and lower body mechanics, affect everything from absolute speed to pacing and in flight mechanics. Wicket drill technique, spacings and teaching cues are also covered.

  • Strength & Power Development

    How to plan and progress strength and power development for this unique event. In addition to the 26 week sample program, see how strength training differs from short sprints, as well as between men and women.

  • Physical & Mental Preparation

    Get an expanded understanding of the characteristics of the 400m race, race preparation, race *day* preparation, setting goals, creating a culture of success within the 400m group and giving feedback. Good stuff!

  • 4x4, Summer/Winter Break Ideas & Injury Prevention

    Discover a wealth of ideas about how best to order your relay, workouts to maintain progress over summer/winter breaks, as well as how to prevent and rehab from injuries common to 400m runners.

  • 26 Week Sample Program, Specifc Warmups & More!

    Once you order, you’ll be emailed immediate access to Coach Mangiacotti’s full 26 week annual plan for the track and the weight room. You’ll also get his testing protocols and favorite warm up routines for various workout types.

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advanced Workout options for every training phase

Know exactly when, why, and how to progress your workouts

From progressing Intensive Tempo into Special Endurance and balancing Speed vs Endurance training, Coach Mang gives you an A to Z blueprint for planning optimal workouts based on time of year, experience and gender differences.


cutting edge cues & drills for technical development

Make major improvements to acceleration & max velocity mechanics

Speed is the determining factor in 400m success. From starting blocks through acceleration and max velocity, discover how to develop violent and efficient sprinting mechanics in your long sprinters.

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here are a few reasons you'll benefit from listening to marc mangiacotti

Mang14Marc Mangiacotti enters his third season as an assistant coach with the Crimson in 2014-15. He oversees the men’s sprinters and hurdles for Harvard, as well as serving as the recruiting coordinator.

Mangiacotti helped with the success of the 2013-14 squad, as the men scored the most points at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships since 1983.

In his first season with the Crimson, Mangiacotti saw the men’s sprinters/hurdles record five indoor marks and three outdoor marks that rank within the school’s all-time top 10. He also mentored Jarvis Harris ’15, who broke the Harvard records in the 60 meter hurdles and the 110 meter hurdles in the same season. Mangiacotti also helped two student-athletes garner All-Ivy League honors in 2012-13.

Mangiacotti came to Harvard after a two-year tenure at Brown. During his time in Providence, R.I., he made a big impact on the Bears sprinters, coaching five Ivy League champions that combined for nine league titles. He also coached 15 athletes that earned All-Ivy League credentials and saw his group break four school records.

His time at Brown came on the heels of a highly successful stint at Wheaton College. In six years working with the Lyons, Mangiacotti’s athletes won eight NCAA national championships and earned 53 All-America accolades. His athletes also set 31 school record performances in sprints, hurdles and relay events, and he was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) Division III national and regional women’s assistant coach of the year back in 2008.

Prior to coaching at Wheaton, Mangiacotti worked at the University of Houston for three years as the assistant cross country and track and field coach under the tutelage of former 100-meter dash world record holder and Cougar head coach Leroy Burrell. He was directly responsible for setting the daily workout schedule, and he also assisted with recruiting, managing meets, helping the team budget and arranging travel plans. He also earned a master’s degree in Sport Administration at Houston.

Mangiacotti got his start in coaching at Bridgewater State College. He is a USA Track & Field Level I and II certified coach in sprints, hurdles, relays, jumps and combined events. As a member of the Bears’ coaching staff, he worked with the sprinters, hurdlers, middle distance and jumps groups.

Mangiacotti graduated from Bridgewater State in 1998 with a dual bachelor’s degree in elementary and physical education. He was also a standout student-athlete on the cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field teams, earning All-New England honors in track & field his senior year.

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Advanced Concepts in Training 400m Runners with Marc Mangiacotti

Advanced Concepts In Training 400m Runners is the best program I've seen in my 20 years of coaching. Coach Mangiacotti does a great job of explaining the "why" of all the different aspects of training which is so important. Sure there are a bunch of workouts and drills you can just take and add to your plan but this program also teaches principles that will make you a better coach. Many of these principles have become cornerstones in our program and as a result, we have seen huge improvements in our 400m performances. I highly recommend this program to any coach looking to improve their team's 400m times, and increase their knowledge of sprint training.

Dave Wright
LaSalle Academy
Providence, RI

When I was first hired there was no 400m high school girls program. Under the guidance of Coach Mangiacotti we have dropped from consistantly running 4:15 to 4:20 in our 4 x 400 relay to now running between 4:05 and 4:02 within the span of 3 years. This program has rejuvinated our sprint program. In addition to the training schedules and workouts Coach Mangiacotti's insights in the different types of 400m sprinters has been helpful in terms of writing workouts and staying away from the "cookie cutter approach" in which everybody runs the same workout and only the strong survive. This program is a must for any coach who wants to improve their sprint program or find answers to the questions of how can I improve my program.

Jesse McCray


Advanced Concepts in Training 400m Runners with Marc Mangiacotti

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Latif Thomas
Owner - Complete Track and Field, LLC
USTFCCCA Event Specialist (Sprints, Hurdles & Relays)
USATF Level II (Sprints, Hurdles & Relays)

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