[i]Originally posted by mike[/i]
Also KT, you mentioned creating a "fake" feel. How do you fake the feeling of doing the technical aspects correctly without the force needed to do it correctly…..assisted runs maybe?
hmm…. i know Charlie says assisted runs pulls the CM forward into the ground thereby reducing hip height… but i even meant drills or even "fast straight leg bounding" (maybe even assisted) where you're feeling the hip position and a reduced backside push… so the emphasis would be on a "hot track" or reduced horizontal push. these can also be fdone with a small wt vest (3-10% bw) as a means of special strength training.
as i've alluded to before, i like to contrast this type of work with real sprinting, e.g., 10-20m flying sprints.
So I might do:
2-3 x 15m straight leg bound (10-25m run in)
2 x 15m flying sprint (w/20-40m run in)
during the bounds you can cue as above and then tell the athlete that you want them to have the same feel in sprinting.