57 minutes ago
Before and after. This video is of 8th grader @_serafina.d learning how to properly come out of the blocks. It's one thing to learn proper first step mechanics from a two point stance, but learning how to position the body correctly out of the blocks is one of the more difficult aspects of track and field. I told her that she can't be explosive out of the blocks unless she gets her body into an explosive position. Like a vertical jump, the body needs to be fully extended, straight from head to toe, using the hips as the main source of power.