Docstoc

Sprinters Leg Mechanics - Do it Right Or Get Devastating Leg Injuries

Document Sample
Sprinters Leg Mechanics - Do it Right Or Get Devastating Leg Injuries Powered By Docstoc
					Sprinters Leg Mechanics




  “Do it Right Or Get
   Devastating Leg
      Injuries”
Have you ever blown out your hamstring
during a race before and wondered why?

Sprinters like you should know by now how
to run with the proper leg mechanics to
prevent devastating injuries from
happening.


Here are some important tips to prevent it
from happening to you.


 • The first and most important thing that causes
   a lot of sprinters injuries is over striding. Back
   in the 70s a lot of coaches preached to the
   athletes that they should extend the lower leg
   out in order to increase their stride length.


   Sprinters – www.sprinttraining.info/free
 What they didn't know was that this was
 improper leg mechanics. By extending out your
 lower leg not only are you going to cause
 injuries but you are also going to drastically
 slow down your times.


• Extending your lower leg out also causes more
  braking forces at ground contact which you do
  not want as a sprinter. The less braking forces
  you have as a sprinter, the quicker and more
  efficiently you will run. So as a sprinter the one
  thing you should do is to focus on stepping
  over your opposite knee and stepping down.
  The leg action should be more of an up-and-
  down marching motion.

• Another common problem that causes injuries
  in sprinters is excessive backside mechanics.
  When your leg extends too far behind your
  body, you end up opening your hamstring to
  more injuries. What you need to do is to tilt
  your hips forward in order to prevent your legs
  from reaching too far behind you.
 Sprinters – www.sprinttraining.info/free
Next, If you are hungry for more tips to take
your sprinting to the next level and you
would like free access to the training manual
used by Michael Johnson: Click Here




   Sprinters – www.sprinttraining.info/free

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:26
posted:8/26/2009
language:English
pages:4
Description: Have you ever blown out your hamstring during a race before and wondered why? Sprinters like you should know by now how to run with the proper leg mechanics to prevent devastating injuries from happening. Here are some important tips to prevent it from happening to you.