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Jon Goodwin: Maximal Velocity Running Mechanics Part Five

In the fifth part of our biomechanics of sprinting series, Jon Goodwin, discusses physical preparation and training individualisation. Make sure you watch parts 1-4 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 4: Muscle function and other considerations


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: 13.10.2010
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Comments (2)

  1. Posted by Fiona Darling-Glinski on 02/06/2012 at 06:06 PM

    Brilliant set of videos.  Incredibly articulate in delivery.  Just wondering how do I learn to identify the weaknesses in my athletes and then how do I correct issues that my athletes may have.  I assume the techinical model in 365 will help with identification of weaknesses so perhaps the real issue I have is my lack of experience in knowing how to correct the weaknesses once identified.

  2. Posted by Michael Troup on 27/10/2015 at 07:21 PM

    Third time I have watched these - they are brilliant - the best videos I have found on ucoach - had trouble accepting what he was saying at first - contact distance over contact time and so on - now it seems obvious.

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