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Jon Goodwin: Maximal Velocity Running Mechanics Part Four

In the forth part of our biomechanics of sprinting series, Jon Goodwin continues his analysis of maximal velocity mechanics with a discussion of how muscles function in sprinting. Make sure you watch parts 1-3 before viewing this video.

This series is a must see for any coach that wants to understand the science behind maximal velocity sprint mechanics.

Further Parts of this Series

Jon Goodwin Part 1: The relationship between stride length and stride frequency

Jon Goodwin Part 2: High speed running and the scientific literature

Jon Goodwin Part 3: Force production and technical considerations

Jon Goodwin Part 5: Physical preparation and training individualisation


Jon is Programme Director for the BSc and MSc Strength & Conditioning Science Programmes at St Mary’s University College in Twickenham, London. He is currently researching in the area of sprint biomechanics. He holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, and BSc in Sport Rehabilitation. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (UKSCA) and Athletics Coach (UKA). Jon has been coaching track and field since 1997 and strength and conditioning since 1999, working with university and international level athletes. He currently coaches university track athletes in addition to delivery of multi-sport strength and conditioning to athletes serviced by the funded Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme and the St Mary’s University College Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Science. Originally a track athlete, Jon now ta  kes part in endurance cycling and weightlifting.

  • Uploaded: 30.09.2010
  • Duration: 00:22:47
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Comments (1)

  1. Posted by Anonymous on 06/10/2010 at 04:16 PM

    This series of videos is excellent and really clears things up for me and my athletes, taking my knowledge further to improve better athletes. This kind of series needs to be continued and added for middle distance events also.

    Keep it up smile

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