The ability of an athlete to execute sound sprint mechanics is largely dependent upon the maintenance of proper posture throughout all phases of the sprinting.
During maximum velocity sprinting, we're looking for an upright posture with the head, neck, and shoulders stacked over the hips.
This is a great low level, stationary drill, that doesn't require much space or equipment. A barbell is not needed, but the overhead position does help provide feedback for the coach and athlete. The objective is to maintain a vertical spine (staying tall) while performing a leg cycle. A broomstick, dowel rod, or medicine ball can be used in place of a barbell. #speeddevelopment #maxvelocity #topspeed #sprinting #speed #posture #athleticdevelopment