technique of sprint

Look at the back arm in this photo:

sprint-gymnast.jpg
larger original – flickr – by foto-plaul

That’s a pet peeve of mine. If a runner straightens the arm at the back, it tends to slow the sprint. (The legs can only turn over as fast as the arm swing.)

With kids I call that common error, “throwing money away”. She needs more drills for correct arm action.

I like the front arm position, happily.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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