a lot of times what's percieved as a max velocity problem is simply a problem with effort/race distribution. this is one reason why handicapped starts (over 50-80m) or comp. like 80's can really help teach this. and all of a sudden what you thought was an energy system problem gets cleaned up.
That makes perfect sense. I totally agree.
hey there : )
although you answered my qestion here https://elitetrack.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=94&topic=3676.msg40861#quickreply (see quote below)
i now stumbled over the thread above and iÂ´m confused again -.- sorry.
how can there be a race distribution when accelerating maximally? this hole issue throws up questions for acceleration, maxV and speed endurance training and really doesnt let me sleep -.-
would be really nice to get some help again. iÂ´m really sorry for being such a pain…
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mike, i have great problems with not accelerating as fast as i can (pride: P ). at the moment im working in the "just let it happen" manner, unfolding and striding as it feels good(under consideration of proper? mechanics).
should i give this "power not speed" thing a concideration and try to stay longer in a "pushing backward with power, strong armswing, emphasized powerfull trippelextension" phase/thing/whatever??
(quotation marks mark my understanding of the info given in below text and not actual quotes)
I don't really recommend a submaximal acceleration…what I recommend is submaximal turnover during the first 30-50m. To generate momentum efficiently while accelerating one must create as large an impulse as possible. To do this ground contacts should be a little longer. Not plodding along long but longer than at top end speed. One of the most common faults I see is athletes attempting to turnover like crazy in the first couple steps without generating any force whatsoever. As a general statement I'd recommend longer-to-progressively shorter ground contacts, larger ranges of motion of the limbs, and a naturally and progressively changing body angle throughout the acceleration.