In past articles, I have discussed why stride length and stride frequency should never be taught directly. That they are byproducts of what really determines speed:
The amount of force applied to the ground, as well as the length of time and the direction it is applied.
To get a clearer understanding of what force application is, why it’s important and how it should be addressed in your program, check out this informative video from Marin Catholic High School (CA) Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Jeremy Lawson:
Want to go deeper into this type of information? Here are 3 Resources I recommend for developing the ability to apply mass specific force:
1. Complete Speed Training 2 ( http://www.completespeedtraining2.com )
2. Building the Perfect 100m Sprinter ( http://completetrackandfield.com/100-meter-training/ )
3. Complete Olympic Lifting ( http://www.completeolympiclifting.com )
– Latif Thomas