Learn from Carl Lewis
The Perfect Method is a proven and measurable way for all runners to achieve their goals. Developed by Carl Lewis, track and field’s “Athlete of the Century”, The Perfect Method is a step-by-step program that prepares runners by focusing on their habits both on and off the track. The Perfect Method gives athletes and coaches everything they need to compete at the highest level: technical running skills, seasonal conditioning, optimized nutrition, mental preparation and discipline.
Learn the anatomy of the perfect run and what it takes to maximize your performance.
Learn the habits of champions and gain the confidence to perform when it counts — no matter what.
Running your best demands power, speed and coordination. These are the results you’ll enjoy from a continuous conditioning program that focuses on strength, endurance, flexibility, agility and balance. Carl Lewis and his coach, Tom Tellez, designed workouts that conform to the competitive seasons – enabling athletes to tune their training to the high demand periods and off season opportunities.
Beyond the workouts, physical readiness includes proper nutrition because it helps performance and improves recovery time. Today, there are proven methods to measure nutritional deficiencies at the micro level, allowing for very specific tailoring of necessary vitamins and minerals to help you get the most out of your training to achieve maximum physical performance.
Conditioning and nutrition deliver the baseline capacity of every athlete.
- There is a “perfect method” to learn to run faster, jump farther or higher, and it CAN be taught.
- There’s NO ONE more qualified to teach the world how to run.
- Know your body. Listen to it.
- There’s only one way to run your fastest.
- No matter what shape you’re in, you need plenty of practice and repetition to find your rhythm.
“You have to be really motivated to change what’s comfortable.” – Carl Lewis
Sports training has become increasingly scientific as athletes and coaches look for a competitive edge. It’s important to apply the scientific principles correctly. For the first time, The Perfect Method presents the information in a way that’s easy to understand and emulate.
Carl Lewis learned these skills first from his parents and then from the internationally respected coach, Tom Tellez. What he learned from them was the key reason for his success. This information has certainly stood the test of time and is scientifically sound because it applies the fundamental mechanics of human motion.
Focus on the details, then practice each one until you’re doing it right consistently. There aren’t any shortcuts. Be patient and trust the process used by the masters of running.
There’s one way to run your best.
- Study what matters. Focus on the mechanics of every component.
- Pay attention to every detail.
- Practice each element until you can sense when it’s right, then do it right consistently.
- Practice what’s uncomfortable until it’s natural.
“Pay attention to all the details. Practice each element until you can feel when it’s right, then do it right consistently. Measure your progress.” – Carl Lewis
The Mental Edge
Athletic training is hard. To stay on track you need to have the right goal – the one that’s beyond what’s predictable – and you need to believe that it’s possible. The right plan removes the barriers to your success and shows you a clear path to your opportunity.
From there, it’s about doing the work. You have to focus, accept coaching instruction and make big sacrifices, especially if you see the word “champion” in your future. These require concentration, trust, humility and deep-seated commitment. And, just like our nation’s military personnel and top business leaders, champion athletes know how to perform under pressure and very high levels of stress. That’s because they practice under the conditions that could cause an error. The mental edge is as important as physical talent. We’ve teamed with world-class performance psychologists to help you strengthen yours.
Train to do your best. No matter what.
- Put together a few races that feel right to “remember the feeling”. Build your confidence.
- A specific training regimen can build resilience and adaptability.
- Relax to win.
- If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got…or worse.
- You might regress before you progress. Enjoy the journey.