One of The Perfect Method’s areas of focus is mental preparation. All serious athletes work on their technical skills and prepare their bodies with diet and exercise, but when the time comes to compete it is often the athlete’s Mental Edge- their level of focus, discipline, confidence and awareness- that determines whether they win, make [...]
The IAAF named me “Sportsman of the Century”. The IOC named me “Olympian of the Century”. My parents named me Frederick Carlton. My athletes call me Coach Lewis these days. I was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1961 and my family lived right in the middle of the Civil Rights movement. My parents knew Dr. [...]
Maintain Speed and Let the Finish Come to You Whatever your race tactics are for the last lap(s), your running mechanics should stay the same throughout your race: As a distance runner, the radius of your arm motion is shorter and you are reducing the moment of inertia. Your stride speed is involuntarily increased because [...]
- Carl Lewis The 2017 D1 NCAA Championships offered us some great races and lots of excitement, across all events. As the sprints coach for the University of Houston, our 4X100 win was particularly exciting for me because it showed that the system we use really works. Relays are team events and running them successfully [...]
Dr. James Andrews is an orthopedic surgeon, sports injury consultant and author of Any Given Monday - Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them, for Athletes, Parents, and Coaches. In this webinar, he and Carl Lewis discuss the rising trends of sports injuries in our youth. "The No. 1 risk factor is year-round playing of a sport. [...]
Many things have changed in our education system in the last few decades. New technologies have become available, new scientific principles have to be taught as the world outside pushes the boundaries of human knowledge. Manned space flight, probes to the very edges of the galaxy and dives into the deepest ocean trenches have [...]
Live Q&A with Carl Lewis, Charles Oliver and Lamont Smith: AAUTF and The Perfect Method: A Partnership for Champions
Exclusive for AAU Members! Coaches, athletes and parents, join us for this 1-hour live broadcast and learn about the newly announced partnership between AAUTF, Carl Lewis and The Perfect Method. AAUTF members will enjoy special first-time access to The Perfect Method, Carl Lewis’ subscription-based web portal and soon-to-be app that educates and motivates all kinds [...]
Join Carl Lewis and Dr. James Andrews, orthopedic surgeon and injury consultant to a roster of clients, including Adrian Peterson, RGIII and Drew Brees, as they discuss the rising trends of sports injuries in our youth. "The No. 1 risk factor is year-round playing of a sport. It starts with minor injuries, and by the [...]
An original sketch from Tom Tellez. Let the body rise from the perfect Set position into a 45 degree angle. The head and torso always stay in alignment.
An original sketch from Tom Tellez, the head and body are in line, and the elbow is up and back for maximum power. Notice the 45 degree angle from head to toe.