[i]Originally posted by DaGovernor[/i]
2. What is a "crouching" start? Maybe I just call it something different.
I consider a crouch start to be one where there is a forward and backward foot spaced about 8-12 inches apart and the chest is brought down to the knee. Neither hand necessarily has to be in contact with the ground but there isn't anything wrong if they are. A 3-point stance is an example of a type of crouch start.
3. What do you mean when you say plyometric bounces–> acceleration?
Get into a crouch start with your feet and both hands on the ground as they would be if you were using blocks. Jump up slightly so that your feet break contact with the ground but your weight is still supported on your hands. After the first or second landing explode out of the crouched position and begin your acceleration.
6. I prefer to do resisted runs in the off season. MAYBE some short hill runs here and there.
I usually do too but I think they work well in small volumes during the pre-competitive phase.