@grace_allen02 working some Jamaican toe drag, to help develop her push phase in the sprint events. This is one of the best drills Ive implemented to help my athletes understand a low heel/foot recovery during the push phase.
While going through the recruitment process, Georgia "stuck out to me because I liked that one coach was responsible for the practice and weight program. Coming from my dad being my coach, I was use to listening to one person, so I figured that would be an easy transition. Also, my brother was a year ahead of me so I was able to see how Petros (our coach) was able to improve him in his first year, that’s what really swayed me." .
Kendell's favorite event to compete in is the "100 meter hurdles is my favorite event because it’s a fast pace race. It’s all about speed and skill and its just a lot of fun. The hurdles were my first love and so they have always been my favorite event in the heptathlon."
Her favorite workout "would be one that includes hurdle technique, bounding or hurdle hops, and 150’s."
@mayer.deca athlète français spécialiste des épreuves combinées 🇫🇷
Kevin est à Miami pour plusieurs semaines de préparation ! 🏃
Il sera présent au Meeting de Paris Indoor le 27 janvier, puis le 1er février au meeting de l'Eure 🔥
-Tam fuleden koşamıyor musunuz?
-Aproş ritminiz mi tutmuyor? -Öne alsanızda 2 ayak geriden mi basıyorsunuz?
Çokta şey yapmayın illaki günün birinde gine tutturamayacaksınız .
Kendell looks up to two individuals for inspiration: "Jackie Joyner Kersee has been a mentor to me for a couple years and I look up to her not only because she’s an amazing person but an amazing athlete. She still holds the world record in the heptathlon. I’m also very inspired by my brother Devon. He is an athlete that has overcome a lot of adversity in sport and he consistently comes out on the other side better, stronger, and remains dedicated to his goals. He is one of the most goal oriented and resilient people I have ever met."
Haven’t posted much training this year because it’s been riddled with injuries so it’s pretty repetitive. Looking to just iron out some technique stuff this week as I put the final touches on being ready for Saturday and Sunday in Wisconsin. Pole Vault form is getting better but that Shot Put form needs lower hips and a higher elbow for sure! #training#heptathlon
After a weekend exploring Belarus, we head a little further west towards the coastline of Europe and head to Belgium, one of the founding members of the European Union and the Eurozone, and the headquarters of a number of large international organizations, it has made an impact on many world stages, including in sport.
There are many popular sports in Belgium and the country has found success on the international stage in quite a few of them. Football tends to be a dominant force in regards to popularity, with a number of well-known professional footballers from the country, and the National Team has been very successful over the past number of years. Tennis is also popular, with a number of #1 ranked players coming from the country. But cycling has a tight grip on the country, due to their successes at the Tour de France (Eddy Merckx won it 5 times), and that 2 of the 5 "monuments of cycling" (the most prestigious races) are based in Belgium, the Tour of Flanders, and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. This also stretches to the other forms of the sport (mountain biking, cyclo-cross, and track) where Belgians have been very successful on the world stage.
There is a long list of athletes that could be mentioned here as athletes who have made an impact on the world stage in their sport for Belgium. In modern times, athletes like Vincent Kompany of Manchester City who is considered one of the best defenders in the world, the former #1 ranked tennis player Justine Henin (who battled her countrywoman Kim Clijsters over many years for that top spot), and the current queen of Heptathlon, Nafissatou Thiam have brought international success and results for the country. They also have inspired a next generation who are itching to emulate them and follow in their footsteps in their respective sports.
Belgium may be a smaller country in size, but in regards to sports, they are a powerhouse. And the growth and development of their power does not seem to be stopping anytime soon. See you tomorrow for another trip around the "World of Sport". See you later!
Ever wondered what An athlete needs to eat?I’m in charge of @toriwest__ food in the lead up to nationals. Our food goals:
- fuel training with adequate carbs
- promote a speedy recovery with carbs and protein (she trains every day and multiple times a day).
- Maintain muscle mass through protein distribution
- create a slight energy deficit on non training or low intensity training days