New Thoughts on Acceleration- Drilling down Air Time

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  • Carl Valle
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    Carl Valle on #18007

    New technologies such as some of the optical scoring from Microgait is going to be very useful down the road. Often the video clues are not enough to make decisions besides breaking down flight and contact times. Drilling down further what is happening during hip flexion on recovery and the stiffness qualities during foot strike is going to help coaches see what to encourage and what to leave alon

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    Isaiah Miller on #112742

    So do you think athletes should consciously focus on getting the feet down faster during acceleration?

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    oshikake@ymail.com on #112745

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    Isaiah Miller on #112748

    Ben ’88 – Usain ’09 (0-10m… 1.83 sec’s? respectively). Two different approaches, more than one way to skin a cat?.

    Bolt would also be pulling away from Ben between 10-30m.

    [b]Ben Johnson 100m Final 1988.[/b]

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xqXO9cj8uE[/youtube]

    [b]Usain Bolt 9.58 100m New World Record Berlin.[/b]

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nbjhpcZ9_g[/youtube]

    what are you talking about?

    Carl Valle
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    Carl Valle on #112755

    So do you think athletes should consciously focus on getting the feet down faster during acceleration?

    No…..but this conversation you should have with a coach. Not to sound harsh, but I find athletes respond poorly to cues with online advice as they overthink things.

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    Isaiah Miller on #112757

    I understand completely

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