Mitja Bračič on Bilateral exercises and Block Starts

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We suggest that sprint coaches should consider incorporating bilateral exercises in the training of power of a jumping type and also in strength and power training to improve the sprint start performance and consequently overall performance. – Mitja Bračič

The study involved Milan Coh, one of my favorite researchers and really make me think that the Bilateral deficit (BLD) is more of a ceiling than a ratio or relationship. I thought I wouldn’t bring up the BLD but my Level III Sprints paper is on blocks and wanted to share the research. Again I am a mixed environment and incorporate both, but squatting is not going to cause hamstring pulls because the brain is thinking about bilateral contractions during sprints. The amount of running and practice time trumps the limited NCAA eight hour rule so don’t think snatches and trap bar deadlifts will cause pulls or neuromuscular confusion.

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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