I didn't read a whole lot of this thread, but what I did read was mostly good and it seems like the OP is pretty knowledgeable.
But the thing is that there's a lot of people on this board that are probably just as much, if not more, knowledgeable in regards to application in the weight room/on the track. Most of these people are not anonymous at all about who they are, and they still don't come here and make their first post, "Ask me questions and I will give the best possible answers." It's just overly cocky.
wow too many posts to individually reply to, I got a request, im not asking you to believe in my religion, however if you're all overly sensitive to what may seem to you as "anonymous help" then I dont need to do anything on here. However I can guarantee you 100% my info. is legit and top notch as top speed trainer charlie francis (I use similar training templates, and similar programs such as s-l / l-s as he does) would agree on everything I say. I have adopted ideas from other speed trainers such as clyde hart and john smith. John smith was the leader of HSI and coached ato boldon, maurice greene, and john drummond and others. Clyde hart coached michael johnson, coached jeremy wariner and currently coaches sanya richards. All among the worlds best ever in their respective events. With micheal johnson being the 400m world record holder and Maurice greene holding the most sprint titles in history.
I don't want to offend you, but you guarantee us?
Okay, I guarantee everyone I am an astrophysicist. .....Really
Here's my one nice post for the day. Nobody is getting on your case because you want to answer questions. Everybody is getting on your case because you set up shop with a Q&A and haven't sufficiently introduced yourself.
Fuck, fight, or hold the light.
It is very hard for me to PHYSICALLY prove to you who I am and even if i did due to my lack of experience (reason being my age) I wouldnt stand out simply once again due to my number of coaching years.
Now if you dont believe in my ideas, why dont you try and disaprove them? I see SOO many responses on different forums when someone asks help for speed training, and they come and respond...
get out there and sprint
My response would be more like..
4x30m/6x60m (2 minute rest between 30s, 5 mins rest between 60s)
Come on guys, common sense
Once again, nobody is discouraging you from answering questions. However, when you set up a "Q&A" you come off as arrogant. You would've been better to say that you've been working with track athletes and that while you're new to the coaching game, you hope to help people with any questions they might have.
Fuck, fight, or hold the light.
"There are no shortcuts. The fact that a shortcut is important to you means that you are a pussy. Let me be clear here: if you'd rather take steroids than do your squats heavy and drink enough milk, then you are a ****ing Pussy. I have no time or patience for ****ing Pussies. Please tell everyone you know that I said this." Mark Rippetoe
i think "speed expert" has some very good information here guys so lets not be to hard on him.
to SE though, you do need to be careful not to make people think you think you are the be all and end all of speed training because of a couple of undergraduate degrees. The best indicator of someone's level of expertise is the longevity within the sport and the level of accomplishments of their athletes.
There is good solid info in here though
Agreed^^......*runs to jump on wagon*
I guarntee the OP that there are far more knowledgable users on this board who we would rather have a Q&A session with. Noble is right too, your logic sucks and has no real utility. And like another poster said, just because you have X degree does not entail that you know what you are doing, much less giving advice on. If you have something to assert, then do it in a created thread in whcih someone has one of the aforementioned goals you spoke of...
No doubt there is some good info and if you are indeed what you proclaim then its nice to have you here, but you have to had expected this type of response. Everyone's BS dectectors are on high when they come here, as it should be.
Last edited by ZenMonkey; 10-22-2008 at 02:19 PM.
Too many posts to individually reply to, simply answering questions here does not require years on of experience unless it comes to dealing with injuries and rehab issues.
I guarantee you no one on this forum has my level of speed knowledge as you claim otherwise, I'd like you to prove it.
That and all you need to do to get a degree is pass tests. Applying that knowledge effectively is the main factor of success.
Who have you trained? What have they done while under you?
We still don't even know your name so we can see if you have published anything or have some sort of results from this expert knowledge.
When Travis or Vin gives bench advice, I know its legit because I can youtube their 700 and 800 pound benches. I know where they are coming from and trust their judgment.
You on the other hand, came on and said, go ahead ask me anything I am the expert. We don't have to prove you aren't, you have to prove you are.
Last edited by Reko; 10-22-2008 at 02:50 PM.
There should be a mandatory class on internet manners before you can log onto any board...