Have you ever watched Usain Bolt sprint? He's just running right? Nothing special going on there...nope, nothing special at all. Oh wait, what? There's actually something to it more that "run fast run fast, oh god, run fast"? Yup. Listen to what he says in this video. He focuses on driving, keeping his knees up, toes up so he can plant strong on the next step, being tall. Like a lot of functional movements, this is all about having explosive hips, so next time we tell you to drive with your hips, shrug with your hips, or pop those hips, listen up!
Here are my two favorite facts about Usain Bolt's 100m sprint technique:
1. He covers 100m in 41 strides. The average of number of strides taken by his competitors? 44.
2. When sprinting, he generates more than 1,000 pounds of force with every step.
By the way, don't forget to wear your costume to today's workout! It's gonna be a whole lot of fun :)
Kettlebell swings (1.5/1)
Push-ups (competition style)
Wall ball (20/14)
Posted by Armen.