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Old 10-26-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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Sprint technique-how to get rid of a false step

This season I've found myself in Women's Premier League (rugby) and all of our games are taped and posted online. While watching myself play, I realized that I have a pretty pronounced false step. It's costing me valuable time that could be better spent making a tackle or breaking a defensive line. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone in the crossfit community could give me any tips on how to get rid of it.

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Old 10-26-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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Re: Sprint technique-how to get rid of a false step

I am by no means a sprinter, but what helped me is that I put weight on my front foot and focused on digging with my lead foot. I don't know if that'll help or if it's applicable, or if it's even proper, but it seemed to help me.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:33 AM   #3
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Re: Sprint technique-how to get rid of a false step

Ok, so start with your weight on the front foot and also push off with the front foot initially?
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:15 AM   #4
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Re: Sprint technique-how to get rid of a false step

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Ok, so start with your weight on the front foot and also push off with the front foot initially?
Yea, that's it.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:05 AM   #5
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Re: Sprint technique-how to get rid of a false step

Describe your false step. When are you doing it? Changing directions? Starting from a stand-still? What leg do you lead with?
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Re: Sprint technique-how to get rid of a false step

Post a video.

This is digital coaching, and we don't exactly know what you are talking about either so... it would help.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:55 AM   #7
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Re: Sprint technique-how to get rid of a false step

Ok. Here is a link to the video: http://www.vimeo.com/7162071

There is a really good example of the false step at 3:45. I'm red #4 (I've attached a photo so you can pick out my position).

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Old 10-27-2009, 01:12 PM   #8
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Re: Sprint technique-how to get rid of a false step

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Describe your false step. When are you doing it? Changing directions? Starting from a stand-still? What leg do you lead with?
It seems to always be from a stand-still, but that's not to say I don't have one while changing directions, too. I tend to lead with my left leg.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:20 PM   #9
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Re: Sprint technique-how to get rid of a false step

Which leg is the stronger leg?
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Re: Sprint technique-how to get rid of a false step

They seem about the same, but my right may be slightly stronger.
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