3. The Anatomy of Linear Speed

Ken Clark

Presented by: Dr. Ken Clark
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, West Chester University

Biomechanist Ken Clark PhD outlines the latest research on acceleration and maximum velocity based on recent studies conducted at the NFL Combine and the National Institute of Fitness and Sports a state-of-the-art speed testing facility in Kanoya, Japan. You will learn:

  • How propulsion and braking forces impact linear speed

  • The critical role of ground contact time and force application

  • Key body positions and running form for optimal acceleration and upright sprinting

  • Why maximum velocity speed training is crucial for enhancing game speed and reducing injury

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