3 Best Tips for Running a 100-Meter Dash

Learn the three best tips for running a 100-meter dash from sprinting coach Shane Paul Neil in this Howcast video.

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Hi my name is Shane Paul Neil from City Coach Multisport. Today I'll be talking about three tips to train for the 100 meter dash. The 100 meter dash is all about the start. My first tip on working on the 100 meter dash is to work on your start. Your block work as well as your reaction time is very, very key.

And this is where having a coach is very important, so they can help you with your training overall in terms of making sure your form is correct and making sure you're getting the most out of your reaction time and your multiple drive phases. I also recommend working out and training in groups when it comes to the 100 meter dash. While it also helps build the camaraderie and the team atmosphere, running side by side with somebody will surely help pull you along in training as well, especially if you have some of your teammates who are slightly faster than you.

Keep in mind, if you're the fastest out of your group, it may be time for you to start looking to train with other people. The fastest person in the group generally doesn't get any better. Finally, weight training and conditioning are going to be very, very key. Injuries such as pulled hamstrings, torn muscles, and other muscular injuries are very common in the 100 meter dash just because of the velocity and the stresses you are putting on your body. Making sure your body is well conditioned will ensure that you avoid injury and help you be faster overall.

Those are my three tips for running the 100 meter dash.

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