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Robert Johnson - Explosive Start Technique From the Blocks

Track & Field
Veteran coach Robert Johnson provides provides an overview how track athletes can perform better out of the blocks in Explosive Start Technique From the Blocks.
This video focuses on four key factors-the placement of the blocks, the drive angle, what to do to get optimum strides in the first ten steps, and techniques for enhancing the athlete's reaction time and anticipatory response to the start.
The video also includes several drills that coaches can utilize to develop the essential fundamentals involved in an explosive start from the blocks.

Among the topics covered:

  • Gunfighter drill
  • Falling starts
  • Crouch starts
  • Start progression series
  • The set position
  • Range of motion
  • The first step
  • Hand & arm position
  • The second step
  • Review
  • Formula to determine exact block setting
  • Review
  • Bullet-belt drill
  • Develop power
  • Final thoughts
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