IMG Academy hosts first Speed Camp
Posted: July 12, 2012
IMG Academy Speed CampIMG Academy held its first-ever speed camp the week of June 18-22. The camp, led by Performance Coach Kevin Heiberger, was designed for participants to âget a wide variety of different skills that will increase one's acceleration and speed...
LaShawn Merritt, IMG Academy trainee, qualifies for 2012 Olympics!
Posted: June 25, 2012
LaShawn MerrittAs the reigning 400-meter Olympic champion, LaShawn Merritt looks like a strong candidate to earn another gold at London 2012.Merritt, who trains with IMG Academy's world-renowned speed coach Loren Seagrave, posted the world's fastest time for this...
LaShawn Merritt, 2008 Olympic 400-meter champion, preps for London 2012 at IMG Academy
Posted: April 4, 2012
LaShawn MerrittFour years ago, LaShawn Merritt stood on the podium in Beijing, China, with a gold medal around his neck after dominating the 400-meter final by a record .99 seconds.Now, the sport's marquee event is back... and so is Merritt. After a turbulent four...
Speed training: Ideal knee height when running
Posted: August 27, 2011
One of the first things I notice when observing/evaluating an athlete is his or her knee height as they run.
By Stacey Daniels, Performance Specialist, Athletic & Personal Development programOne of the first things I notice when observing/evaluating an athlete is his or her knee height as they run. Most people wouldn’t think this is a key indicator of how well an...