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See How to Get a Strong Opponent on the Mat!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Chris Perry, two-time NCAA Champion and three-time All-American for Oklahoma State University, shows you how to get a strong opponent to the mat. When you’re on top and have both of your legs in, simply chopping your opponent’s arms won’t get the job done completely!

Getting a Strong Opponent Down

Drill Summary: From a position where you’re on top of your opponent and they’re stuck in a solid base, use your feet to run forward as you take both of your hands and lift up on one of your opponent’s wrists. This will immediately cause them to go flat to their belly on the mat, allowing you to lock their arm out and transition to a control position.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Signature Move Series: Chris Perry’s Punishing Leg Ride Series.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Use the Wall to Improve Your Breaststroke Kick!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mark Gangloff, two-time olympic gold medalist and 13-time NCAA All-American, demonstrates a drill that utilizes the wall to perfect the breaststroke kick. The point of the drill is to help swimmers catch more water with the inside of their feet so they can produce a speedier breaststroke.

Kick Against the Wall

Drill Summary: Place both of your hands on the wall with your stomach facing the bottom of the pool. Begin executing a breaststroke kick, focusing on setting your feet up at the top of the kick and turning your feet and toes out to catch more water. If you’re doing it right, you should feel pressure on the inside of your feet as you push against the wall.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Breaststroke with Mark Gangloff.” Browse through other Swimming & Diving videos online at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Learn a Skill Development Phase for the Hurdles!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Karim Abdel Wahab, Colorado State University assistant coach and member of the Egyptian Olympic Games coaching staff, explains a phase of his fall training for the hurdles. The video outlines exactly what male and female hurdlers do in the first phase of the fall training plan.

Fall Training: Skill Development Phase 1

Drill Summary: The first phase begins with both male and female hurdlers starting in a standing position, getting a 7-8 step start and jumping over three hurdles in a five step pattern. You can progress by adding one or two more hurdles to the drill, as well as making it a three step interval instead of five. For men, hurdle height should be 39” with 11.4M spacing on five step hurdles, and for the women hurdles should be 20” with 10.4M spacing. For the three step pattern, the men should have 7.9M between hurdles and the women should have 7.3M spaces.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Curriculum Guide for the Hurdles.” Browse through other world class Track & Field videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Develop Athleticism for the Backstroke Start!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Eight-time NCAA Coach of the Year and head coach of SwimMAC Carolina, David Marsh, says the backstroke start is an athletic event, not a natural one. Because of this, Coach Marsh has developed a progression of drills that will improve your swimmers’ athleticism so they can explode off the wall.

Backstroke Start

Drill Summary: There are multiple drills in this video. The first drill is the Butt Plop, in which the swimmer starts with their toes over the edge of the gutter (Coach Marsh encourages this so athletes can practice with more security) and jumps back far and high before landing on their butt. As they hit the water, their legs should straight and point. The next drill is the Push Off Drill, where swimmers work on pushing backwards before they engage their legs to jump. Finally, the High Jump drill works on jumping as high and as far as possible, with swimmers landing on the feet. You can also use a soft noodle to challenge swimmers to jump a certain distance in this drill.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “David Marsh’s Next Wave Technique: Starts.” Browse through other Swimming & Diving videos online at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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