DIY Plyometric Boxes $40.00 For Two

Make your own beautiful Plyo Boxes and save a buck or two

My friend Tim Huntley over at My Athletic Life  shared how he made some inexpensive quality plyo boxes. You don’t know what plyo boxes are for? Here is a short primer. If you want to give making your own give  it a try and save hundreds of dollars Click here and get all the directions to [...]

When Should Weight Lifting Be Done During a Track Workout

Thanks to for this great picture. Deadlifting  my personal favorite lift

This  great short video shared by Jimson Lee@ answers all kinds of thing track coaches and interested parents are dying to know. Derek Hanson did a great job of simply explaining the Question when does the athlete lift weights before  or after a workout.. This is a favorite question of mine and I ask [...]

Are Flip Flops and Slide-In Sandals Hurting Your Athletes Performance?

Lauren's FORMER  favorite after race shoes.

  Maybe?? Flip-flops and slide in sandals  have become a staple of the track and field athletes track apparel, and for good reason. After running on a hot track,

Ask Coach Henry…What Are Spikes For? Do I Need Them?

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On the last day of  USATF JO 2008  Championships Lauren ran in the Bantam Girl 100m final and took a 7th place finish. As she took her spikes off so we could get ready to travel to Detroit she handed them to me and to my utter amazement

Core Stabilty The Plank


    With the return to school upon us the beginning of fall sports and pre season (track ) training for those not in a fall sport will begin again. While Lauren does participate in a fall sport,there is a less competitive component and less training time involved. She likes it and so do I. It gives her time [...]