Friday, April 03, 2009

40 Yard Dash Head Position

When I look at the 40 yard dash and especially the start position for the 40 one of the most common mistakes athletes make is their head position.

Often the head is up in the start position and then is up during the acceleration phase. This needs to be fixed.

See the 40 yard dash is a test ultimately of acceleration, and the body will gowhere the head goes. If the head is up the body will stand up off the start killing acceleration and leading to a poor performance. If the head is tilited downwards the body will have forward body lean, aiding in a powerful triple extension and greater accelration.

Also at what point does you head rise during the 40 yard dash? Video yourself running the 40 yard dash and watch your head position. It may be what is holding you back from clocking a fast time.

For more insight on head position for the 40 yard dash, check out my "Mastering the 40 Yard Dash" manual.

If you are interested how to improve your 40 yard Dash sprint on over to Master the 40 Yard Dash.

Remeber keep that head down to run your best!

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