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Old 11-08-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
Brian Lawyer
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Sprinting - Any good books?

I have been into sprinting lately. I work it into my training about once a week which usually consists of me going to a track with a boss of mine who used to run track in college. I'm hoping it will help some of my fast twitch muscles and carryover to improving some of my O'Lifts.

Is there a good book out there for sprinting? Something that is generally accepted like Starting Strength.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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Re: Sprinting - Any good books?

"High Performance Sprinting" by Mike Smith

That's the only one that I can read through and not shake my head at. The rest are coaching manuals/books. They're good (Fundamentals of Track and Field, Coaching Track and Field, etc) but there are so few publications specializing in sprinting. However, there are several good websites out there on sprinting. These are my two favorites (WFS):

If you have any more questions feel free to PM or email me, I have tons of running resources besides instructional.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:44 PM   #3
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Re: Sprinting - Any good books?

I'm still waiting on Mike Smith's book to come in the mail. Earlier this summer, I bought the U.S. Track and Field Coaching Manual:

This is a solid, comprehensive book, with year-round training programs.

I certainly encourage any sprint work, but it's hard to do any real progression when you're working it only once a week. Not impossible, mind you, just expect a much slower progression than you'll find in most books/resources.
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