Sprinting &

Recommended Resources

Sprint mechanics

Vern Gambetta put together a three-part series outlining the mechanics of sprinting: part one, part two, and part three. 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 sportsVern Gambetta has also explained speedwhat an initial speed session should look like, and best practices in training speed.

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 jumping

We discussed jumping progressions and plyometrics on Episode 88 of the podcast. Our webinar also provides examples of jumping circuits.

Recommended Videos

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

Recommended Authors

Craig Pickering
Craig PickeringOlympic sprinter and sports scientist