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By Ed Housewright

With a heritage that dates again to the time of the traditional Greeks, tune and box calls for quite a lot of talents and exercises from those that compete - together with the excessive leap, shot placed, hurdles, distance races, and dash races. at the present time song and box ranks basically a bit in the back of basketball and football in its acceptance between girl athletes. "Winning music and box for ladies, moment version" explains the fundamentals of the game, the foundations, and the way to coach effectively for music and box occasions. particular workouts, strategies, and routines are incorporated, in addition to the historical past of tune and box, foodstuff, and health education. New full-color images and diagrams were further, and new drills, new routines, and present details at the principles of music and box occasions around out this informative, up-to-date advisor to aid girl athletes move the gap. Chapters of this identify comprise: background; Sprints; Hurdles; Middle-Distance and Long-Distance Races; Relays; leaping occasions; Throwing occasions; Heptathion, Cross-Country Marathon, and Triathion; psychological education and food; and, Stretches and Weight Lifting.

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Stand with your feet together and have someone gently push you from behind. One foot will naturally step forward to prevent you from falling. That foot should be in the back because it’s the one you naturally step with first. Another way to determine your strongest leg is to do one-legged hops. It quickly becomes obvious which leg has more power. Sprinters should get used to the sounds that precede a race. ” He or she then fires a pistol into the air to signal the runners to take off. When sprinters hear the first command (“on your marks”) they get in their stances.

Stand behind a line. The first runners sprint to a cone 25 meters in front, circle around and sprint back to tag the next team member. (Allow sufficient space for both athletes to turn around). Repeat several times. • Pair off athletes. Both begin running at the same time. The runner in front tries to shake off the other, weaving in and out of a large open space. The other runner tries to shadow her, staying within tagging distance. Reverse roles. Do for five minutes. • Pair off with a partner.

Hurdlers begin the race in starting blocks in a crouched position, just like sprinters. For a review of starts, check chapter 2. Like sprinters, hurdlers explode out of the blocks and lean forward at first. But they straighten up more quickly in order to prepare for the first hurdle. In the 100 meters, most girls take eight steps before the initial hurdle, which is 13 meters from the starting line. After the first hurdle, athletes should take three steps between hurdles and clear them with the same leg.

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