Sprint Drills

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  1. frenchyge

    frenchyge New Member

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    Last year, my sprint form was pretty bad. I'm sure I looked pretty odd flailing away atop the brake hoods and bouncing the rear wheel, even though my speed was decent. This year, in addition to working on my short-term power, I'd like to improve my sprint technique as well. Does anyone have a favorite 'Sprint Drill' for improving sprint form and getting that top-end kick?
     
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  2. Black_Hat

    Black_Hat New Member

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    motor pace ..but with a Van ..Like a VW vanagon

    WARNING THIS IS DANGEROUS for inexperienced

    Flat wide road no traffic

    open the rear hatch and you can see through the van

    35 mph or what ever you can do

    Now staying behind the van is easy ...you need to jump hard and come around the van (driverside ) and back down the pass side and
    the hard part get back in the draft ....try to recover ..repeat

    do this once a week for 45 - 60 min if you do it right you cannot do more than 10

    I go from around 250 watts to 1500 watts the 550 -600 in front of the van
    then down from there untill I try to get the draft then 500- 600 again

    RPM's depend on gearing
     
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    Will you be liable for all of the deaths you are going to cause?:)
     
  4. frenchyge

    frenchyge New Member

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    Is that what Jan Ulrich was doing before the last TdF when he crashed into the team wagon?

    Actually, that workout sounds pretty cool if I had someone besides my wife to drive the van. ;)
     
  5. Black_Hat

    Black_Hat New Member

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    I doubt Jan would come around the car he is not a sprinter

    he motor paces for the intensity and surging @ speed in a big gear

    here in Austin we have a LOT of pro's stay through the year not just the big
    TEAM lance

    I cannot tell you how many times I have been training and a subaru
    has come by with a postie or disco in tow
     
  6. frenchyge

    frenchyge New Member

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    Sweet! Did you try to grab their wheel like on the commercials? :D
     
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