Sprinting &
Jumping

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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. Martin Bingisser gives a look at teaching acceleration mechanics. James Marshall looks at coaching speed for children, which was also covered in GAINcast 211.

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

GAINcast 212 gives a great overview of speed training from Vern Gambetta. He’s also outlined the essential elements of speed, and we’ve discussed what sprint coaches can teach us about speed training.

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.

Jumping and plyometrics

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.

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