Chris Smith

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This animated map shows how World War I changed Europe's borders

World War I involved 32 nations from 1914 to 1919. It redrew the world map and reshaped many borders in Europe.<p>The collapse of the Russian Empire created Poland, the Baltics, and Finland. The Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolved into Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. When the Ottoman …

World History

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Add 2 Inches to your High Jump with the Intercept Point

http://speedendurance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Mutaz-Essa-Barshim-High-Jump-overlay.jpg<i>This article was written by Todd Acheson, a two-time</i> …

Track & Field

Summer Sprint Training: Important Variables to Consider

<i>This article is guest blogged by Jim Hiserman, author of the books Program Design Method for Sprints & Hurdle Training and Strength and Power for</i> …

Trends In Middle Distance Running Training and the Effects on Middle Distance Athletes

<i>This article was guest blogged by Jonathan M. George, M.S. He is the Assistant Cross Country/Track Coach at Fort Hays State University</i><p>Trends In …

Improve Football Speed Immediately with Four Simple Drills

<i>This article was guest blogged by Joe Heiler PT, CSCS, a physical therapist specializing in sports medicine and orthopedics.</i><p>What is the best way to …

How to Race and Train for the 200 Meters (Part 2)

<i>This article is guest posted by Latif Thomas, CSCS, USATF Level II, Creator of</i> <i>Complete Speed Training for Sprinters</i><i>.</i><p><i>Part 2: How to Train for the 200</i> …

Faster Starts for Sprinters (Stepping out of Blocks vs Pushing out of Blocks)

Fine Tuning your 400 meter Workouts, Part 1

This is a follow-up to the article Training for 400m: Balancing Speed and Special Endurance<p>You’ve done your GPP (General Prep) last fall, and are …

Strategies for Minimizing Fouling during the Horizontal Jumps (Part 1)

<i>This article is guest blogged by Nick Newman, M.S., a top 5 ranked British Long Jumper and has a graduate degree in Human Performance and Sport</i> …

The Only 3 Reasons Your Sprinters Fall Apart at the End of Races

Updated on: February 24, 2018 7:35 AM<p>Don't let this happen to your sprinters!<p>Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a 6 hour …

Lower Body Mechanics in the Throws

<b>Biomechanical Concerns.</b> When we look at lower body activity in the throwing events, we are concerned with three realms. They are blocking, …

Hips

How to Train Speed, Power and Control for the Long & Triple Jump

I started my Track career at nine years old as a Triple Jumper, so the horizontal jumps has a special meaning to me. Because speed training is vital …

How to Run the 800 meters - It Depends

I was watching the Oslo Diamond League last night and kept an eye on the 100 meters (skip to video below) and 800 meters.<p>I’ll start with the 800m as …

Boo's 32 Tips for Speed and Power Development in the Jumps

The following tips are training strategies related to speed and power development for the long jump and triple jump from Boo Schexnayder presentation …

400 Meter Training Tips from NIKE's Bill Bowerman

Bill Bowerman is more famous for co-founding NIKE and coaching long distance runners, but he did coach sprinters and field events. I covered Harry …

Calculating Splits for the 400 meters

I wish reporters would realize it takes about 1 second to account for acceleration out of the blocks.<p>In Michael Phillip’s Furious Pistorius Blade …

Strategy: How to Run the 400m

<i>This article is guest blogged by Lee Ness, a UKA qualified Event Group Coach for Sprints and Hurdles, the Head Coach/Sprint Coach at City of</i> …

What is the RAST Test for Speed Endurance?

If you liked the article How much Horsepower does Usain Bolt Generate?, you’ll love this article.<p>How much Horsepower does Usain Bolt Generate? The …

Art of Long Hurdling: A Racing &Training Guide for 400mH

Few Track & Field coaches would argue the fact that the 400m Hurdle race is among the most demanding of all events. It is an event that combines the …

Clyde Hart’s Backwards J’s 200 meter workouts

When you do 200 meters in workouts, where do you start?<p>Usually, they start across the field at the 200m start line, and finish at the regular finish …

Calculating 4x100 meter Relay Potential

<b>How do you predict a 4×100 meter Relay time</b>?<p>My calculations uses the best 4 times of each athlete from their season best (not personal best), …

Long Jumper Mitch Watt and Top End Speed

One of the questions I like to ask long jumpers and triple jumpers is, “How fast is your top end speed when you hit the take off board?” Can you …

400 meter splits - 2009 Berlin World Championships

The official splits from the IAAF can be found here (PDF). What can we learn from these splits?<p><b>Standard Coaching Theory</b><p>If your opening 200m is within …

Calculating 400 meter Potential

I did a 10 minute video on Calculating 400 meter Potential, giving conversions for 200m, 100m and 60 meter times.<p>The indoor track competitive season …

Top 5 Off-Season Training Tips for Sprinters

<i>Last week, Jim Hiserman wrote Summer Sprint Training: Important Variables to Consider. This article is guest posted by Latif Thomas, CSCS, USATF</i> …

How to Write a Sprint Training Program or Annual Plan

I did a 10 minute video on How to Write a Sprint Program in 5 easy steps. Normally this is an hour long lecture, but this is a quick summary to get …

How They Train: Martyn Rooney

At London, Martyn Rooney of Team GB finished 5th in the SF in a time 45.31. 6 days later, he ran a 44.1 anchor relay leg to help his team finish 4th. …

Fireside Chat: Weight Lifting Before or After Track Practice?

I’m going through the mailbag one question at a time.<p>In past Fireside Chats, I asked Derek Hansen about the Sprint Coach, Strength Coach & Physical …