Technical Build-Ups: The Best Training
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What makes a workout program "the best," "the greatest" or even "the ultimate" - besides a coach's or trainer's opinion?
To substantiate such claims, we need to know why. By labeling Technical Build-Ups as "the best" drill for sprinters, I'm not just trying to entice you to read my article. This kind of speed work is designed to test your endurance as you perfect your form and technique. Although it's a relatively quick workout, it's extremely effective, covering all the bases to help 400m and 800m sprinters get faster. Perform it and you will soon realize why I call it "the best." (See also Strength and Power for Speed.)
Technical Build-Up Workout
The session is organized as a series of technical build-ups over lengths of 100m and 200m. A 50m Skip and a 100m Walk separate groups of three Technical Build-Ups.
These are not meant to be full-out sprints. You will accelerate slowly and smoothly to 85% of your max speed. Maintaining good form is paramount for track athletes, and performing the drill at a more moderate intensity will allow you to concentrate on posture and technique. (Check your technique in Master Your Running Form.)