SWIPE ➡️ to see amazing Before/After pics and a video of softball athlete @elleruchim! Pics 1-2 are from when her foot makes contact with the ground and pics 3-4 are when her foot leaves the ground. Elle’s initial top speed mechanics were a little more extreme than my typical first session, but her determination and hard work has allowed her to improve greatly in a short amount of time. She dropped her flying 10yd time from a 1.33s to a 1.20s. ◾️People ask me all the time how I get my athletes to improve their mechanics and what drills/exercises I use. As simple as it sounds, so much of the changes my athletes make come from our 90-95% sprints...something that @sprintcoach mentioned in his latest post. By slowing it down just a little bit they can focus on the simple cues of “stand up tall”, “step over opposite knee”, “feel springy” and so on, while still gaining from beneficial speed work. I don’t let them hit the 100% mark unless I know their mechanics wont break down completely, but a little regression is ok because they have to learn how to make the changes while sprinting full speed. ◾️In the after video, Elle is running at 90-95%. I know her mechanics aren’t perfect yet (so please refrain from critiquing comments or DMs) but I’m proud of her improvement in such a short time.