Sprinting &

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Sprint mechanics

Vern Gambetta put together a three-part series outlining the mechanics of sprinting: part one, part two, and part threeBrian FitzGerald also broke down some myths on sprint mechanics.

Professor Peter Weyand has discussed the difference makers in sprint mechanics. His colleague Professor Ken Clark has discussed both the biomechanics behind linear speed and multi-directional speed.

Training speed

Top youth sprint coach Joe McNab explains how to get kids fast. World-class speed coach Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo looks at individualizing speed training for different athletes and sportsCarrie Lane looks at sprint training for endurance athletes.

Vern Gambetta has also explained speedwhat an initial speed session should look likebest practices in training speed, and resisted and assisted training methodsJB Morin gave an update on force/velocity profiling and specific strength for sprinting.

Coach Pat Connolly discussed the training philosophy behind 100-meter world record holder Evelyn Ashford in our detailed interview. Gary Winckler walks through the methods that have produced his record setting hurdlers and sprinters.

Antifragile training

We discussed jumping progressions and plyometrics on Episode 88 of the podcast. Our webinar also provides examples of jumping circuits. Craig Pickering has also written about the importance of sprinting in injury rehabilitation.

Recommended Videos

HMMR Classroom Lesson 6: Basic SpeedCoachJoe McNab demonstrates speed, acceleration, and start drills.
HMMR Classroom Lesson 4: Multi-JumpsExercise circuits and movement progressions for jumping.
HMMR Classroom Lesson 7: Robust RunningA look at building a versatile running skillset with John Pryor.
HMMR Classroom Lesson 2: Warming UpWarm up effectively for speed and jumping sessions.

Recommended Authors

Craig PickeringOlympic sprinter and sports scientist