As a sprinter, speed is important. But, a good start makes all the difference. So, what’s the secret to a powerful and fast start? It all comes down to the starting blocks. With IMG Academy's How-To track & field drills videos, our coaches discuss how to improve your sprinting skills with instruction on the correct body positioning at the starting line and how to set-up your starting block device.
In this video, you will be introduced to three track & field drills to become a better sprinter. Closely watch the student-athlete perform each drill and demonstrate techniques to help improve your start off the blocks, from set up to execution. The drills in this video include:
- Setting Your Starting Blocks
- Properly Aligning Your Body
- Getting Off the Blocks
In the first drill, Setting Your Starting Blocks, learn the proper position of your feet and toes when setting up the starting block device. Once the starting blocks are set, the next drill teaches techniques for properly aligning your body, making sure your back is straight, and your legs are in the correct position over the blocks. The final drill builds on the previous exercises and shows proper execution for getting off the blocks with maximum power.
Ready to show off your skills on the track? Press play below to get started!
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