5 things to remember when on the block

1. Time the starter’s gun in the races leading up to yours in order to have a senseĀ  when to push off.

2. Keep the entry clean! Minimize splashing.

3. Elbows should be pointed back not out to ensure maximum power.

4. Toe crunch your way to a better foot grip for maximum explosiveness.

5. Wrap your thumbs under the block to get extra power from your arms.