klc123 wrote:It might be your order but it isn't the right one. Sorry but im getting fed up with you constantly contradicting me, im fine with the fact that you put up what you think is the most important muscles in sprinting, but the way you went out of your way to say "klc, this is my order" really highlights your immaturity. I don't think we've gotten to the best of starts and i can't understand why because im always friendly with people on these forums unless they provoke or insult me...can we just drop it and get along like adults please?
Now to the science of it so you can understand.The Quadriceps are more important in sprinting for the simple reason that they actually are in use for more time during the sprint cycle than the hamstrings. When you are sprinting, you don't claw away with your feet, you should be driving your leg and propelling yourself forward by straightening your leg. This is controlled by the Quadricep. Granted the hamstring is also unbelieveably important because it drives the whole of your leg back, its just the quadriceps are more important because they drive the whole leg forward and straighten the knee.
The Glutes are an overated muscle in sprinting to be honest. They do alot less than the other muscles, but just because it does less work does not mean it should be neglected, it must be trained and kept inshape because in sprinting you want ever little advantage you can get to make you that half a second faster.
The reason the calves and tibialis anterior are important is because they control the dorsiflexion and extension of the ankle. Believe it or not but this makes a huge difference on your sprinting time, because if you are using proper technique, you should be sprinting off the floor using your ankle as a propeller to increase your speed. Look up my guide on dorisflexion on these forums to understand it fully.
Finally, id like to point out there isn't a muscle called the thigh flexors, just the hip flexors and knee extendors. The hip flexors are at the bottom of the list because the reality is, they do barely anything if you are using proper sprinting technique. The purpose of the hip flexor is to raise your leg to the side or bring it inwards, this muscle should not be in use during sprinting as your leg should be moving forwards and backwards.
The thigh flexors and hip flexors are the same thing.....
and i'm not immature, this is a forum, we are allowed to share our opinions, I'm not contradciting you all the time so just calm down. I'm not trying to provoke or insult you, just sharing my 2 cents.....I'm sorry if I have offended you.
Also, KLC, I'm not sure which are the most important muscles for sprinting, if you look around you get a lot of different responses. My advice to Juice, is just to strengthen all the muscles used in sprinting, lats, traps, quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves, shoulders, core etc.
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