Why Usain Bolt Is So Fast

Posted by Latif Thomas

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

Latif Thomas - Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic at Harvard University, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics across the country, Latif has true passion for the sport and it definitely shows. Over the past 19 years, he has coached more combined League, Division, All-State, and New England Champions in sprints, hurdles, and jumps than he can count. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter.

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