Sorry let me clarify. That whole form/function thing was kind of dumb.
Hip flexors let you move the legs up. Hip extensors let you move the legs back to actually run. Besides the glutes, these muscles are all in the leg anyways. And I recall Berardi mentioning that for each pound of muscle can generate 15 pounds of tension.
So the massive leg is a functional one. Massive front for the powerful hip flexors to move the leg up, quads for stability and balance, and extensors to drive off.
The difference from bodybuilders is the training. Train slow and be slow. Train fast and be fast.
It’s interesting since I’ve been doing sprint work all summer. At medium speeds, my hip flexors aren’t taxed. However at high speeds, my hip flexors can’t keep up the repetition speed needed. I never realized that hip flexors can make such a difference.
[quote]Alpha F wrote:
Alpha F wrote:
They are both unbelivable in their own right - have you checked the sheer size of Marion Jones’ thighs? How can you run fast having to lift those things at top speed?
Function precedes form. Powerful hip flexors is the answer.
I need help with that. I don’t know where you are coming from.
I thought form is function.
Are you saying that the form of her powerful hip flexors allows for the functioning (lift) of the massive form of her thighs?
Powerful hip flexors = #1 form which performs 1 function.
Powerful massive thighs = #2 form which performs another function.
So, in effect I see two different forms performing two different functions to deliver one massive action/function = explosive power at top speed.
Am I wrong? How do you see it?