You have a problem reading short soundbites.
Everyone has problems with soundbites and that’s always been the knock on you, Carl. You toss out soundbites that you’ve copied and pasted from others and use them to try to make some nebulous, unsupported statement like you did in this thread. My quote below still stands…taken as a whole, your initial position was that vertical forces were the dominant and most important force and therefore we should consider that settled and move on to determine how to train vertical forces. If you wrote clearly and specifically people wouldn’t have a hard time with what you write, but then you’d be putting yourself in a position to defend a specific position, which as all can now see, you’re weasling out of.
Clearly, from everything Carl has written, he is saying that. He is saying the key is increasing vertical force. He stated it several times in various ways, as I pointed out earlier, and it was those statements that I took issue with.
“Note the relationship between horizontal peaks and vertical peaks. If you want to run faster focus on both general hip strength after you momentarily beat Mr. Gravity with vertical forces. Both are necessary but without good foot strike vertically, all of the posterior chain work is fruitless. Treat gravity like paying the toll before crossing the horizontal bridge of speed. A good suggestion is a balanced program, as force over time doesn’t lie with elite sprinters.”
Now if Star61 continues to put words in my mouth he is being dishonest…
I didn’t put words in your mouth, I cut and pasted EXACTLY what you’ve been writing in this thread. Talk about dishonest.
I will say that his time is running to an end and trolling is disruptive to a productive forum.
How ridiculous. Who are you to say anything of the kind. And if Dr. Yessis was still here asking you to defend your statements would you call him a troll? You ask for specific answers to specific questions but refuse to answer specific questions yourself, you just drop more senseless and indefensible soundbites. Dr. Yessis tired of your nonsense and dropped out of the thread. Talk about being disruptive to the forum…you drove away the most experienced and educated person participating in the thread!
Anyone can read this thread for themselves to see if they agree with the statements I’ve made concerning your position. And interestingly, anyone who has come to your defense has defended the position that the focus should be on the vertical. If that’s not what you’re saying, why do your defenders defend that postion?
Its all very simple. You are a fraud Carl. I’m willing to tolerate your BS soundbites and refusal to share all the information available to you, unless you can panhandle a few dollars out of someone, because you occasionally stir up a good debate. But your ridiculous posturing and incredibly arrogant manner (see the exchanges with Dr. Yessis) are really too much to tolerate. Grow up.