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sprinting formpotatoheadfred
Jan 14, 2002 4:59 PM
anywhere I can look to learn what my sprinting form should be so that my S4: Form Sprint workouts can be more productive?

Any advice would be appreciated.

watch tapes of Eric Z. in slow mo? (nm)hrv
Jan 15, 2002 9:13 AM
he's known for his form?potatoheadfred
Jan 15, 2002 3:07 PM
or is that just who you like?

From watching the sprinters on the tapes I have, all I can see is that their upper bodies are very still while their lead out is all over the place on the bike.

Never saw a good side shot that I could get any decent amount of footage (even in slo-mo)
he's known for his form?brider
Jan 16, 2002 11:43 AM
Try watching the footage from any of the track worlds. The fastest sprinters, and because of the configuration (being on a track) you'll get to see them from all angles.
re: sprinting formTig
Jan 24, 2002 11:51 AM
One way to keep your upper body mostly quiet and to transfer more power to the cranks is in how you use your arms. I'll try to describe it. When you are sprinting in the drops, grip your hands and use your arms as if you were twisting the bar backwards within the horizontal clamp in the stem. Your hands will be trying to move the drops in the same motion you would drink from a bottle... twisting up and back.

Go ahead and try it after sprinting like normal. You will notice a difference. A track coach taught me that and it felt like more of my power was being transferred to the wheels, and in a more explosive way. It also quiets the wild lateral bike movement.