[quote author="trackspeedboy" date="1268015335"][quote author="Daniel Andrews" date="1268014867"][quote author="trackspeedboy" date="1268011199"][quote author="davan" date="1268010485"]It could be, but tightness when running isn’t necessarily from limited ROM.
Ok so what would be the best advice for me right now.[/quote]
read the last sentence of my first post again. Apply that to your sprinting in practice and meets while keeping a good all around training program that includes the 3 things I discussed.
Personally, I agree with davan here. I believe you are trying too hard at certain points in your races from either physical effort and/or thinking too much. Your arms are going to reflect whats going on in your lower half. From your comments the possibility exists that you are so strong and powerful in your torso/core you are using that to provide added strength and power to your legs (ie.. trying too hard). Regardless, I believe you current training has created deficiencies in some way shape or form and you would be best served by getting back to the basics in an all around training program geared towards sprinting.[/quote]
Relaxation, will do. Thanks for the advice.
Just to mention, my training has basically been…
speed 2x per week
tempo 1x per week (sometimes 2x with bike tempo)
weights 2-3x per week (squats are now done 1x per week only)
plyos 1-2x per week (low volume, after speed, just bounding/double leg bounds)
throws 0-1x per week (low volumes, don’t do much of these)
core 0-3x per week
stretching – everyday for at least 10 mins, or more
2 weeks ago, I added in hip thrusts and glute hams raises to my training, and do these 2-3x per week now, even with light/medium loading or body weight only. Also doing heavy RDLs.[/quote]
Need more tempo… Drop the loads in the rdl.[/quote]
Concurred on the tempo. I would also move from RDL’s to a regular DL, make the torso act more as a stabilizer. Lift only on speed days. If you feel you need a third day of strength training do general strength work. Find ways to intersperse the core work into your regular training ie.. do it during plyos, throws, GS work, and tempo and devote more time to training properly. There is no reason you can’t get creative with Tempo and GS work combined at least 2x a week if not 3.