2010 CACC Sprint Conference Part 1

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Single leg training came up again. As we have yet to hear about power production improvement in programs year to year, the bulgarian push seems to not hold weight for maximum power. While single leg training is not the savior, it is valuable but in what currency? After talking to a lot of coaches about this subject matter and reflecting on things it seems that the real issue are roles of the bilateral vs unilateral lifts. Overly simplified it seems that single leg work is stability and bilateral is increasing the ceiling of raw strength and power. We screen lower body mobility with two legs for a reason, and heavy deep squats cement mobility more than a few low velocity/force corrections any day of the week. When we place roles to exercises we have a better perspective of carryover.

Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
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