[quote author="Jeremy Richmond" date="1248238755"][Yeah I do a slightly modified version of the box squat off a single leg. I follow the form you describe above with a few more technical modifications as one stands up and its the most effective exercise I have ever used. It has significantly benefited all steps from the blocks to about step 8 for me. You’ll find (if you had access to emg) that exercise recruits the muscles you would use in the early acceleration phase of sprinting in almost the exact recruitment pattern and relative intensities required during sprinting. The benefit of doing a resistance training exercise that replicates the movement in sprinting though is that you get to stress the muscles (I see you can only do three reps) and cause adaptation = more speed
is there some video on youtube we could see or could you discribe a bit in detail[/quote]
If I knew how to make a video for youtube the world would be a dangerous place. When I’ve figured it out I’ll post one.
It’s a front box squat off a single leg but at the top your body position looks like the second pull phase of an Olympic lift. (Curiously the ‘elitetrack’ pictures that flash up at the top of the page show this position quite adequately). You finish up in a standing position close to that in a limbo. The movement looks somewhere between a front squat and a OL clean – is it no wonder that the jury is out as to which is better an OL or Squat?