Overall, this is a great episode and James is very knowledgable in the the mechanics and literature for speed development.
- "Strength training is only a part of the much bigger picture when it comes to speed"
- "Drills are there to reinforce technical positions"
- "Speed = Magnitude of force, direction of force, RFD"
- "Most speed training over-emphasizes the magnitude of force and neglects the direction and rate of those forces"
- "I evaluate F-V profiles, hip extension torque for horizontal vs vertical profiles, and reactive strength/ankle stiffness in my athletes. This way I know specifically what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to attack them"
- "Sprint drills should create context and feeling. Attach a feeling, use film, and bridge the drills to later sprints"
- "Team sport athletes typically lack hip flexion angles, body angles, RFD compared to track athletes, but we also have to understand that sometimes these are a product of the sport and obtaining ideal sprinting technique isn't conducive to team sports"
- "I'd bring Arny (Arnold schwarzenegger), Steven Seagal, and Jean Claude Van Damme to dinner - some kick ass dudes"
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