I was going through some of our archived video footage last night when I came across this slow motion footage recorded by Neil Scholes during his time with the Kenyan Olympic Team ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.
Neil recorded a number of their simple warm-up drills ahead of a track session.
What I really like about this video is that it brilliantly demonstrates the combination of a few key factors we look to look to develop in the vast majority of the athletes we work with. In particular:
- Range of Motion at the Hip – ‘Running: It’s all in the Hips’
- Ankle Stiffness – ‘Leg Stiffness: Implications for Injury & Performance’
- Co-ordination & Balance – Important for all athletes from both performance and injury prevention perspectives
More on Neil’s time with the Kenyan Olympic Team in these articles: