Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Coach Jay's General Strength Videos

If you want to run fast, you have to do more than run.  While running is the key to racing fast, the other elements such as strength and flexibility have to be addressed as well during practice.  Here are some links that will be helpful courtesy of

The Lunge Matrix

Lunge Warm-Up from CoachJayJohnson on Vimeo.

Cannonball Cool-Down

Cannonball Cool-Down from CoachJayJohnson on Vimeo.

Jay also posts at  You can view some more of his links here:

Finally, you can view all of his videos at the following link:


Craig Lee said...

Not that any one cares what I do but I started doing this lunge matrix and it's worked out nicely for me.

I've also been doing the Cannonball routine although I started with Myrtl and progressed to Cannonball and I'm at Grant Green now. It's been nice for adding a strength portion to my training and for helping to prevent injuries.

I followed Coach Johnson's progession and I think it would be a good idea to do the same if you are planning on implementing it into your training.

If I was coaching this Fall I would definitely have added it as part of my team's cool down routine especially since we don't have easy access to a weight room and we do not have a trainer.

Here are some additional links that helped explain things to me:


Albert Caruana said...

Thanks Craig.

So by doing the lunge matrix, what do you feel has improved the most in terms of your running?

Craig Lee said...

I've noticed that it helps with activating the hips, glutes, and thighs so that I feel more "ready" to do either more dynamic exercises/harder workouts or I feel more flexible an ready to run on easy days without too much of that "uncomfortable" striding that takes place on runs for me when I start from nil. It's a nice warm up or beginning to a warm up.

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