I have two topics for this discussion. They are both form related and I cannot find a definite answer anywhere else for either.
First Topic: So here is the deal. I have very long and lanky arms and it is hard to sprint with perfect form because of it. I tend to keep my arms low and opened and don’t maintain consistent angles. But when I use proper form, my arms are long and its like I’m a chicken with my arms tucked up or like the terminator with my arms stuck out in front of me. Any advice on this?
Second Topic: Is anyone familiar with the ‘T’ torque system? That is running the corner of the 200m of lanes 1-3 with your legs facing strait but your upper body and arms faced slightly into the inside of the curve (30 degrees’ish). Apparently you must also keep your hands open as there is little space for your left hand to enter in-between your butt and retrieving leg at the peak of arm rotation. If so what are your opinions on it? I don’t remember where I learned it from, but I am a bit hesitant to implement it because I cannot find a single article about it. I did try it in practice and I have to admit, it did feel weird but sort of good. It enabled me to run full speed and not have to lean.
When I tackle sharp corners by leaning, my arms are out wide for balance because I am tall. In indoor track, I find myself having to run the corners (which is like 60 percent of most indoor tracks….) at a steep leaning angle and it slows me down. Perhaps this system answers this problem? Or perhaps this system is just a falsely claimed system? Help is greatly appreciated. – Matt