Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night or the early morning with a great idea? Or some thoughts on a particular subject have been on you mind for a while and you feel compelled to share them with everyone. That’s what happened to me this morning. Upon waking up it was all so clear, all so obvious.
One of the latest trends in the training of athletes and in the fitness industry in general, is the training of balance. Most athletic performance centers and gyms across the country are full of the latest in balance and core conditioning devices such as Swiss-balls, balance boards, dyna-discs, airex pads, foam rollers and many others among the hundreds of devices currently available on the market.
Every week I receive dozens of emails asking how an athlete can dramatically improve his or her sprinting speed. The individual usually expects that I can just email them some magic sprint program and that if they follow it, results will follow! Here’s the bottom line: there is no magic program!