ELITETRACK Best of 2011

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2012 is here which means it’s time for our 4th annual installment of Best of ELITETRACK. 2011 was another great year for ELITETRACK with the blog blowing up, thanks largely to the contributions of Carl Valle. Here are the Top 10 most popular forum threads and blogs from 2011.

Most Read Blog Entries of 2011:
2011 view count is in parentheses

  1. Detraining Timeframes (566)
  2. Jamaican Sprint Secrets Revealed (545)
  3. Sprinting and Hurdling Book- Dr. Ralph Mann (536)
  4. The Sprinting Therapy GRID (520)
  5. Science of Speed: Research Meets Application (500)
  6. Track Coaching for Beginners (484)
  7. Fascia: Fact and Fiction (478)
  8. Finish and Scandinavian Javelin Training (470)
  9. Interview I did with Latif Thomas for Pfaff/Tellez seminar video release (467)
  10. Block Starts (458)

Most Highly Rated Blog Entries of 2011:
2011 average rating in parentheses as of 12/31/11 (>25 votes to be eligible)

  1. Lactic Acid and Growth Hormone (4.5)
  2. Science of Speed: Research Meets Application (4.4)
  3. Bilateral Exercise- Rise from the Grave (4.4)
  4. Dangers of the RFESS- Breaking down the Back Breaker! (4.3)
  5. Selected training clips from Athletic Lab (8.24.11) (4.2)
  6. Color No Longer a Limiting Factor (4.1)
  7. The Garden of Sweden: Coach Andersson (3.9)
  8. Detraining Timeframes (3.9)
  9. Monitor Progress and Database building (3.9)
  10. Doing the Ordinary Extraordinarily (3.8)

10 Most Active Non-Training Journal Forum Topics of 2011:
2011 forum post count is in parentheses

  1. Box Jumps: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (166)
  2. Forces During Foot Strike (111)
  3. Transfer, Specificity, and Support (85)
  4. Yohan Blake’s 200m in Brussels DL… Holy Smokes! (83)
  5. Coach to Sprinter: You’re doing distance workout, sprinter workout not enough for you (69)
  6. Slower than last year? *advice needed* (53)
  7. The best way to train explosion off the line for the first 30m (52)
  8. The spine is the engine. (49)
  9. Bolt 20.03 –> Now we can say he’s lost his 08/09 form (47)
  10. Need help! (45)

10 Most Active Training Journal Forum Topics of 2011:
2011 forum post count is in parentheses

  1. Irish100m 2011/12 Training Log – Moving up to the Deuce (164)
  2. Irish 100m 2011 Training Log – On the Comeback Trail! (127)
  3. Mccabe’s 2012 Training Log (115)
  4. ExRower’s 400m Training: Road to Sub-50 (109)
  5. Danny Tutskey’s Masters Training Journal 2011/12 (96)
  6. David Goings Recovery/Comeback Training log (94)
  7. Vince Collantes 100/200 Training Log (90)
  8. World Masters Indoor Champs – M40 Long Jump – Project 6.50 meters (70)
  9. Allyn Condon – Indoor Season 2012 (53)
  10. Mccabe’s Outdoor 2011 Training Log (39)

Be sure to check out the best of past year’s HERE.

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