Dartfish, Kinovea, Parametrix, and the clarity of mathematics

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  • Carl Valle
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    Carl Valle on #15159

    After reviewing the debates on the use of sleds with sprinting and hurdling many were left more confused than before. I welcome debate all the time but rare does the argument lead into purity of simple numbers. Often debates get into beliefs of what is appropriate based on research, instead of the application of research. My thoughts are that we must dive into the reality of what is going on and h

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    Rich Tolman(mr-glove) on #75564

    After reviewing the debates on the use of sleds with sprinting and hurdling many were left more confused than before. I welcome debate all the time but rare does the argument lead into purity of simple numbers. Often debates get into beliefs of what is appropriate based on research, instead of the application of research. My thoughts are that we must dive into the reality of what is going on and h

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    “training is a composite of elements” is very insightful.

    Any one drill or exercise is overrated in and of itself. Like those who say if you’re not doing olympic lifts, your program sucks. Gimme a break. I’ve often felt that with so many training units being performed during the course of a week, it’s hard to isolate which one may or may not be responsible for any improvement. What if the program was perfect but the athlete’s nutrition was poor? Or they didn’t get any sleep? Or a fight with a girlfriend? These arguments end up being an exercise in futility most of the time.

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    Daniel Andrews on #75582

    After reviewing the debates on the use of sleds with sprinting and hurdling many were left more confused than before. I welcome debate all the time but rare does the argument lead into purity of simple numbers. Often debates get into beliefs of what is appropriate based on research, instead of the application of research. My thoughts are that we must dive into the reality of what is going on and h

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    Carl:

    I absolutely concur with this reasoning. The problem is how, why, when, and where in a training routine something belongs. I believe the follow on thread Matt tried to start was a good start in the right direction as topical theme and topical arguments (specifically sub-arguments) when into divergent paths. Not that this will change our disagreement on several parts of the topic. But if we are going to discuss how you 13.7s hurdler is against 16s and 17s multis who have never preformed the event in the competition we’ll never get anywhere, but if we compare on how we get these hurdlers to the first hurdle and clear it successfully to enhance a better overall race pattern execution then this how we progress as we begin to eliminate weaknesses in training programs because common themes will prevail in what is better.

    Regards,
    Dan

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