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Technique & Drills

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  • Discus Throw
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Olympic Records
  • Sprinting
  • Training And Drills
field events get no love olympic rings
Olympic Records

Field Events Get No Love (and why they should)

Each field event tests the intrinsic barriers of human potential at a certain feat, which makes it a blast to watch. So in this article series, we’re going to turn the focus toward the field, to the great moments behind Olympic competitions and the records that have made history.

Long Jump Olympic Record Infographic
Olympic Records

The Long Jump Olympic Record – A Leap Of Faith

About nine months before a man landed on the moon, Bob Beamon made one very giant leap at the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City. Prior to this jump, the record stood at 27 feet 4 and ¾ inches – 8.35 meters.

Shot Put Infographic
Olympic Records

The Shot Put Olympic Record – A Moon Shot

Sometimes the underdog has a secret. While Ryan Crouser was among the best college throwers in the United States, he wasn’t expected to even make the Olympic team in 2016. But Ryan knew something few others did.

janay DeLoach demonstrating the penultimate step in the long jump
Long Jump

Long Jump Technique – The Penultimate Step

The single biggest mistake coaches and athletes make in the long jump is overloading the penultimate step.

In this article we’re going to simplify the penultimate step. You’ll learn what it is and why it can cause so many problems. You’ll also learn how to identify and fix these issues with proper long jump technique.

Javelin Throw Infographic
Olympic Records

The Javelin Throw Olympic Record – It’s As Impressive As It Is Dangerous

Using a run-up of six to 10 steps, followed by two or three “crossover” steps, the thrower must generate speed, multiply it using the chain of power in their body and transfer it into the javelin. While the average run-up speed of an elite thrower is about 12mph (20km/h), the release speed of the javelin approaches 62mph (100km/h).

proper sprinting technique demonstration
Sprinting

Proper Sprinting Form – A Complete Guide

This is the definitive guide on proper sprinting form.

We’re going to give you a detailed step by step approach based on the latest scientific research and the fastest athletes on the planet. The sprinting technique covered in this guide has been proven to dramatically increase speed across a wide range of sports.

Discus Throw Infographic
Olympic Records

The Discus Throw Olympic & World Record (& why the event deserves more love)

At the 2004 games, Virgilijus Alekna didn’t get to stand at the top of the podium or immediately celebrate his Olympic record throw. It was Robert Fazekas who stole the moment. But Fazekas later failed a drug test and his performance was erased from the history books. Alekna’s 229’3” (69.89m) throw took its place.

High jump approach take off technique is demonstrated
High Jump

High Jump Approach

When it comes to high jump technique, dialing in your approach is a must.

If you don’t start well, your jump probably won’t end well. From beginners to advanced high jumpers, the way you start your approach will determine how well you go over the bar.