Pacey Performance Podcast #272 - Håkan Andersson (Sprint Coach and Senior Advisor/Lecturer at the High Performance Center in Växjö, Sweden)
In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sprint Coach and Senior Advisor/Lecturer at the High Performance Center in Växjö Sweden, Håkan Andersson. Håkan came to my attention via his work with the Muscle Lab, resisted and assisted sprint solution. He has put some really interesting content on social media using this piece of equipment with very high level athletes in Sweden so it was great to get him on the podcast. Håkan not only talks about Muscle Lab but also his thoughts around periodising plyometrics, effects of resisted and assisted sprinting on technique and introducing non-sprint athletes to a sprint programme.
Hope you enjoy this episode with Håkan Andersson.
In this episode we discussed...
- Who is Håkan Andersson (background, education and current role)
- Jump training and plyometrics
- Where to start with sprinters
- Where to start with team sport athletes
- Progressions and regressions
- Inclusion of hurdles
- Force vectors and responses to plyometrics
- Resisted sprints
- Different resistance to train different qualities
- Altering mechanics
- Sprint analysis
- Testing options
- Figuring out where to focus time and effort
- Use of force plates in training and testing
- Testing options
Håkan can be found on Twitter @sprintcoachSWE
This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics
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This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.
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