Not everyone agrees with Loren Seagrave’s sprint mechanics that I highlighted in my first post. One of the most vocal opponents is famed strength coach Barry Ross. And today his most claim-to-fame athlete Allyson Felix, won the 200m at the Olympic Trials, setting a new PR of 21.69 and becoming the fourth fastest woman of all time. It only seemed appropriate to highlight his ideas.
First, however, I need to clarify that Barry is not her current strength coach. Nor was he ever her sprinting coach. Barry was her high school strength coach. Her high school sprint coach is Wes Smith and her current coach is legend Bobby Kersee. Regardless, Ross was her high school strength coach and she did run a blistering 22.11 while in high school!!! So, Ross deserves major “props”.
I must admit, I haven’t read his eBook “Underground Secrets to Faster Running”, but I have read much of his blog Bearpowered and his article “The Holy Grails of Speed Training” and he makes a lot sense. Moreover, you have to respect someone who doesn’t shy away from controversy (and perhaps brings it on). Continue reading