[i]Originally posted by DaGovernor[/i]
1. When you refer to the crouching start you mean the "set" position in most distance races?
Pretty much but the feet position will be closer and the hands don't need to be in contact with the ground (in some instances they can be alternated fore and aft in the "set" position). Again this is just my terminology here and it shouldn't be taken too technically.
2. I have heard of the plyo bounce start. Just didnt know it by name. What exactly does the jumping accomplish?
The hops make the start slightly more dynamic because you are plyometrically loading the legs just prior to push-off.
3. If I were to use hills during the pre-comp phase, can you give me some examples of a couple of workouts?
A. 7-9 x 25m with 2-3 minutes recovery.
B. 4 x 20m, 3 x 30m, 2 x 40m with 1 minute of recovery for every 10m of running.