Lift- How Much or How little?

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The small amount of centimeters of lift produced by sprinters is always talked about as an indicator of oscillation, something jump coaches like Boo Schexnayder talk about constantly during educational sessions. How much bounce is happening? Sometimes the video shows nothing or a still picture can fool the eye to make it look like feet. Does it really matter? Does anyone think that Coach Mills is worried about this? Stiffness is something to think about as no matter how strong someone’s back squat numbers are, the combination of posture and stiffness creates the great recovery stroke that Tom Tellez always seems to talk about. The higher the hips with elite sprinters the smaller the displacement, but the work done vertically is enormous in order to keep the pelvis from dropping and maintaining 12 plus meters per second.

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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