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Who the $%&* is Marc Mangiacotti?

  If you’ve been watching Marc Mangiacotti’s Master Class “Building the Perfect 100m Sprinter From Start to Finish” then you know what a steal it is. But some coaches have yet to get on board. And I’ve been trying to think of reasons why people don’t have it yet. It can’t be the price because it’s less than 50 bucks for 2.5 hours of practical info, 8 compatible warm up routines and 19 weeks of actual workouts on the track and in the weight room. So the only thing I can think of is that you just don’t know who Marc Mangiacotti is or if he knows what he’s talking about. I’m not going to give you his bio again or show you what the…

100m Training Interview with Marc Mangiacotti

  The other day I interviewed Marc Mangiacotti on a wide range of topics related to developing 100 meter sprinters. We had an interesting discussion and the transcribed result is 29 pages of really good ideas and information. I can honestly say I came out of it with some new ideas and I think you will too. We’re not trying to ‘sell’ the program with the interview. We just got on the phone and talked track for about an hour. You can have the interview, free, by clicking on this link and entering your email address. Building the Perfect 100m Sprinter From Start to Finish Let me know what you think of Coach Mangiacotti’s program and/or the interview below. To your success, Latif Thomas Twitter: @latif_thomas

How to Train 100 Meter Runners

  Where I live, spring track officially starts March 21, one week from today. So this week is an important planning week because it sets the foundation for the progressions I’ll use this season. To help make sure you’re ready to help all of your 100m runners (as well as hurdlers, jumpers and 400 runners) set new personal bests this season, we’re introducing a brand new Master Class from Brown University sprints/hurdles coach Marc Mangiacotti called ‘Building the Perfect 100m Runner From Start to Finish’ And it’s available now. Personally, I love this program. As I watched it come together over the last couple of months, I’ve gotten more excited about it. And the final product is everything I hoped it would be. Sure, I’ve…

3 Things I Learned at the Wisconsin Track Coaches’ Clinic

  Two weekends ago I had the opportunity to speak at the Wisconsin State Track Coaches’ Clinic. With over 1000 coaches in attendance and in doing 6 presentations over the course of 2 days, I left with my head spinning. Before I jump in, I’d like to take a moment to thank the WISTCA staff. They put on an incredible event , provided everything I could have asked for and are a testament to all that is right in our sport. So I think a public commendation is in order for the people I was most directly involved with from invitation through execution: Mark Maas, Keith Klestinski and Chris Herriot. You guys are awesome. I’d also like to quickly thank Brad Meixner for telling the…

Sprints Q&A: Block settings, finishing races and 400m workouts

Here are answers to three training questions I received lately: Question #1: What is your view on right leg vs left leg forward/back in blocks? -T.H. MY ANSWER: My view on right leg v left leg in the blocks is pretty standard, I believe. Generally, left handed people have their right leg forward in the blocks and right handed people have their left leg forward. I use a few different methods of deciding which leg should be forward: 1. If you were playing basketball and had a breakaway layup, which side of the basket would you shoot on? If it’s the left side, you’re jumping off your right leg so your right leg (power leg) is forward in the blocks. If it’s the right side,…

Steal this idea immediately!

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a thief. I steal other coaches’ ideas like it’s my job. In fact, I consider it to be a fundamental part of my job. I was a featured clinician this past weekend at the Wisconsin Track Coaches’ Clinic (I’ll be writing a review very soon) and despite the fact that people were supposed to be stealing from me,  I still managed to steal some great ideas from other successful coaches. But, as the saying goes, ‘The best coaches make the best thieves.’ Yup. I stole that too. Nonetheless, I think I’ve finally come up with something that I don’t believe I stole from anyone else. That’s right. An original idea. And if you use it, it’ll help…

Answers to track & field training questions

Today I’m guest blogging here at CompleteTrackandField.com. I want to share a few responses to some of the questions I’ve been getting. Since we’re ‘in season’ right now, I can’t commit to writing extensive responses, but I do the best that I can to share what I know. Q: My son is with the Edmonton Harriers and is starting to gain great strides in the 60, 100 and 200m. What do you suggest for him to increase his leg strength? –Erich O. Kebba: I would really try to make sure that he is a solid training program. So many areas of a good training program help to enhance leg strength. A good warm up, solid acceleration runs, mutiple jump routines, balance and stability routines all…

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