How to Decelerate Correctly in Sprinting

Learn how to decelerate correctly from sprinting coach Shane Paul Neil in this Howcast video.

Transcript

Hi, my name is Shane Paul Neil from City Coach Multisport. And I'll be talking about how to decelerate correctly from a sprint. Some of you think about sprinting, you think about starting from the blocks, accelerating, technique, and a myriad of other things.

Rarely do you think about how to actually stop your sprint. One of the worst things you can do is to decelerate quickly from a sprint, or come to a sudden stop. Doing so provides an enormous amount of pressure on your legs, and lower body, and possibly your back. And can result in pulled muscles, bone fractures, and a number of other issues. Whenever coming down from a sprint take 20 or 30 minutes to slowly bring yourself down to a stop. Doing this will elevate any pressure, and insure that you'll be able to go into your next race. And that's how decelerate quickly from a sprint.

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