Jamaal, please please please don't pull a hamstring!
Running track will help Williams be in shape for football. No doubt about it. Go
for it Jamaal!
"but most successful sprinters have thinner, more efficient bodies." the
Author obviously doesn't know what he is talking about. If you see any
world class sprinter, they have a body building type physique. The muscle helps
them with their push off the blocks and upper body strength is very important as
well. The longer the distance the runner competes the thinner the body usually
is. Please do some research before hand.
So my obvious question: Why isn't Michael Davis running the 100 meter or
relay? 10.58 is a good time at the collegiate level and with training he could
get that down to at least a 10.3.
MBA Latino... Here's some research for you... There is muscle bulk and
then muscle bulk. The big snag for a football player like Jamaal is the
overdevelopment of the quadriceps muscle groups and not enough development of
hamstrings. Leg extensions are more popular in a weight room than lower leg
curls. If there is not a good developmental balance then the quads overpower the
hamstrings-which is not hard to do because there is more muscle mass in the
quads. The net effect as the hamstrings fatigue in someone without good balance,
is a hamstring pull. Hamstring injury is far more catastrophic than a blown knee
because the torn muscle heals with a non-contractile scar making it more
vulnerable to re-injury.
Nice to see DH come in with comments. Just to add...muscle mass isn't a
requisite for speed, just ask Usane Bolt. Long and lean seems to be just fine
with the right training...or maybe it's his last name that provides some
magic? Sprinters also perform exercises that work the tendons in the
feet and ankles as well as the hips and upper arms. It's about strength and
flexibility, not about mass. Taking a few kinesiology courses also goes a long
way mba Latino.
Ben Johnson had a lot of muscle mass, Carl Lewis didn't. I guess we call
this a draw?
Elite 100 meter sprinters do not always have thinner bodies, leaner yes. More
muscle equals less fat. Full Squats and different variations of dead lifting
are much more efficient than leg extensions or hamstring curls could ever be.
Single joint movements do not equate with increased speed. Multi joint
exercises are the key. The biggest key is that he needs time on the track.
Running in football and pure sprinting are not the same. He needs to do a lot
of block work and sprinting. Once his body makes the adjustments, the added
muscle mass often works in your favor, not against it. Take a look at the NCAA
or Olympic 100 meter finals, men or women, and then decide what a
sprinter's body looks like in this day and age.
Have you ever seen Yohan Blake? I'm pretty dang sure Jamaal isn't
going to have problems with muscles slowing him down if guys like Yohan can
compete at the world's highest level.
Any college weight program that is still using leg extensions and leg curls
should fire their strength coach.
Best of luck to Jamaal. He definitely has a God given talent. I'm just
excited DH pulled out Golden Richards from the past. Golden was fast!!!! Too
bad he didn't play when throwing the ball was in vogue.
Didn't he run today in the prelims? How did he do?
He ran an 11.1 which was in the lowest 3rd of the field. He came out of the
blocks pretty well but was then passed up.He was on the 4X100 but kind of
slowed them up a bit, recording a much slower time than they usually do.