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    This site is dedicated to athletes of all ages who run, jump or throw. There are numerous variables within each of us that we must discover to unlock our own ultimate potential as an athlete. We may read multiple books and magazine articles on training as well as our own trial and error and yet still miss out on how to become the athlete we believe is hiding there somewhere within ourselves!
  My purpose as an elite personal trainer, track coach, World Champion Masters Athlete as well as Canadian National Champion (decathlon Canadian Olympic Trials) is to find your "weakest link" and teach you the specific exercises and game plan to elevate you to the next level. This is the secret to the quickest and most effective improvement for any athlete, any sport. When we turn your "weakest link" into a strength, what once may have seemed insurmountable is now achievable.
Here are a few of the key aspects of sprinting and speed development:
a) Start and acceleration
b) Stride power and stride length
c) Hip mobility
d) Form weakening as your body tires (core strength is normally the issue here)
e) Speed endurance
f) What is form? What does it look and feel like specifically? What should I be thinking about while I am training the sprint drills?
  Most of you reading this participate in track and field but it doesn't matter what sport you do. If you become faster....even a little bit...it makes a BIG difference. One step quicker to first base than you were before likely will improve your batting average twenty points. One step quicker as a pass receiver or coverage of a pass receiver can be the difference between you being a starter or sitting on the bench. Those who are already fast but want more....refining your speed through my coaching can be the difference between "making the finals" and "winning the finals".
Case in point:
  W55 sprinter, Daphne Sluys. In 2014 she ranked 16th in the U.S. in the sprints. We worked together beginning January 2015 and by the July Nationals in Jacksonville she won gold in the 100, 200 and 400 meters, ranking 1st in the United States in all 3 sprints! Following the Nationals, she travelled to Lyon, France for the World Masters Championships and won the 400 meters gold medal even though she never competed before at the world level in the 400 meters before this year. She also is ranked #1 in the World this year in the 400. Daphne trained hard since 2007 as a masters sprinter but in 2015, she broke through to a new level through the training methods we employed. 
     WHO AM I?  My name is STEVE KEMP...AND I AM:              
    
*3 Time World Masters (over age 40) Track and Field Champion
      100m High hurdles, Decathlon and Pentathlon

    *10 Time U.S. Masters Track and Field Champion, 400m hurdles,
      Pentathlon,    

    *National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
    *Elite strength and conditioning coach

    *Coach of 2015 World Masters Champion, Daphne Sluys (400m)

    *Div. 1 collegiate Big Ten conference 4 time medalist (Michigan State)
      Long Jump and Triple Jump

    *Canadian National Champion in the Decathlon (Canadian Olympic Trials)
    *Have successfully trained 2,000 plus clients in my functional training
     group classes since 2002.

   *Two years head coach at Mountain View (California) High School as boys
     girls varsity Head Coach. Record for the 2 years: Dual meets 24-0. League
    champions both years for both boys and girls team. Runner-up trophy CCS
    (Central Coast Section California out of 135 high schools in the Bay Area)
     2010 boys championships and Runner-up trophy 2011 girls championships.

    *2018 Inductee Farmington (Michigan) High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

    *2017 Trained High School athlete, Carmen Souza for six months and 
      we improved her freshman time in the 300m hurdles from 49.44 (ranking
      her 29th in the State of Washington) to 44.93 in the State Championships
     finishing 2nd. Also improved her 100m time from 13.40 to 12.59 and 
     qualified her to compete in the State Championships also in the 100 meters.
     Her hurdles time placed her in the top 50 sophomores in the United States 
     for 2017. University scholarship offers have been forthcoming! Very 
     exciting and congratulations to Carmen on such a fine season. 
   
    
Also, here is a link to the recent ESPN article published about a Masters athlete I coach and utilizing our methods:
http://espn.go.com/espnw/athletes-life/article/14572017/how-55-year-old-sprinter-daphne-sluys-became-world-champion.















                      




   




                           

           
      


 
   

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