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Learn Fitness Training Stations for Cross Country!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Getting out and running isn’t enough to prepare athletes for the rigors of cross country season. Oklahoma State University director of track & field and cross country, Dave Smith, includes core workouts in his team’s training routine to enhance their stamina.

Station Rotation

Drill Summary: Here are the stations listed in order:

1. Wheels (Left & Right)
2. Bosu Knees to Chest
3. One Leg Squats
4. Stability Ball Twists
5. Inch Worms & Spider Mans
6. Balance Pad with Med Ball Throws

Keys to the Drill:

1) Use the right form in all stations.
2) Don’t rush.
3) Focus on strengthening your core.
4) Encourage teammates!

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “All Access Oklahoma State Cross Country Practice.” View other world class Track & Field videos!

New Cross Country DVD featuring Oklahoma State University!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, June 4, 2012

Take a look at our new Cross Country DVD release featuring Oklahoma State University.  Head Coach, Dave Smith, is the Oklahoma State University Director of Track & Field and Cross Country and back-to-back Men’s D1 National Cross Country Coach of the Year.  The title of this Cross Country DVD is:

All Access Oklahoma State Cross Country Practice

  • Learn how to implement a core workout routine to strengthen stability and balance
  • See the importance of having a mid week medium long run to build your aerobic base
  • Learn how to conduct tempo workouts and VO2 max workouts
  • Learn how to positively interact with your athletes
  • See how the Oklahoma State cross country program sets up its training schedule

If you are interested in more Cross Country instruction, check out the following DVDs:

How to Build a Championship Cross Country Program
Coaching High School Cross Country: Building a Championship Program
Coaching High School Cross Country: Training and Racing Strategies
2011 National Distance Running Summit


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