Albert wrote:What does he back this statement up with.
Personally I can't believe someone of Wilfs standing would come out with such a nonesensical statement.
jennifer eccles wrote:Paish was producing olympic and international gold medalists in many events
before smoke was born
Smoke wrote:Only a distance coach would come up with this theory.
The reason LDRs do not get injured as much and do not require such extensive warm up and stretching has more to do with the requirements of the events. Short race are more ballistic, putting the muscles under greater strain.
There is a balance in all of it. Some short sprinters do not stretch extensively (I would say they are the ones that get hurt more also), whereas a quarter miler will warm up thoroughly.
There is also a balance between dynamic and static stretching.
This is an interesting point. We already know how to set WRs because people have been doing it for years. You can attempt to prove that one way or the other is "scientifically" the best but often these ideas are based on axioms that do not take into account competing factors. Every athlete that has gone before us is a history lesson and in Athletics perhaps history is more important than science?Drum wrote:Yes and before Smokes time they use to warm up. Everything is becoming too technical now in this country maybe thats a reason why we are in free fall. We seem to be looking at why we are failing and coming up with all kinds of solutions which is just clutching straws. Forget the mollycuddling and get them to work damn hard and we may see improvement.