Today\u2019s guest is H\u00e5kan Andersson, elite Swedish sprint coach and consultant.\u00a0 H\u00e5kan has more than 30 years of experience, has had periods of serving as the national sprint and relay coach, and is or has been the personal coach for many successful track and field sprinters.\u00a0 He also involvement in speed and power in other sports, such as swimming and boxing, and has consulted with many professional organizations. Looking at how good the Swedish sprinters are, with as small of a population as the country has, and how poor the climate is for sprinting (sunlight is generally a big indicator of speed, just look at how great of percentage of the USA\u2019s best sprinters are from Florida, Texas and California), you know that H\u00e5kan is really doing some great things.\u00a0 Looking at some of the progressions of these athletes, such as Peter Karlsson going from 11.70 to 10.18 in the 100m, and you know something special is happening in his training groups. Everything I\u2019ve heard from H\u00e5kan in the past is the \u201ctop of the line\u201d in terms of combining knowledge of speed and power research into good practice.\u00a0 With his many years of coaching experience, as well as creativity 上 training his athletes in the far North, to excellent results, H\u00e5kan is a guest I\u2019ve been looking forward to having 上 the show for some time. On this episode, we\u2019ll be talking about a spectrum of speed training topics, ranging from sprint mechanics and forces, to all means of strength training and their relationship to speed, and finally, breaking down actual sprint training programming. Today\u2019s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster, supplier of high-end athletic development tools, such as the Freelap timing system, kBox, Sprint 1080, and more. View more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage. Key Points: \tH\u00e5kan\u2019s background in the coaching field \tIdeas 上 vertical vs. horizontal force production in sprinting \tAddressing an athlete\u2019s natural strengths vs. weaknesses over time \tDiscussing maximal strength training, and eccentric strength for sprinting \tConcepts of individualization for sprinters in terms of vertical and horizontal jumps \tTraining hip flexors and hamstrings for sprinting \tH\u00e5kan\u2019s take 上 resisted and assisted sprinting in preparing sprinters \tWeekly training setups for sprinters, and how Hakan stacks speed, strength and recovery workouts \tEarly GPP training for sprinting \u201cIt is individual based, but everyone needs horizontal force for sure\u201d \u201cI think maximum strength training has been overemphasized for a long period of time; there is a definitely a point of diminishing return in transfer to speed.\u00a0 For beginners, it is a different story, they can gain from anything\u201d \u201cToo frequent, heavy lifting, it interferes with technical development and the ability to relax\u201d \u201cIt is easy to combine maximal weights when you are working 上 initial acceleration, jumping development, but when you are working with higher speeds (maximal strength training) can mess technique up\u201d \u201cI have some guys who lift very little, but are immensely strong when I test them\u201d \u201cAlways combine heavy lifting with jumping.\u00a0 I use jumping as a potentiation for lifting, and I use lifting as potentiation for jumping\u201d \u201cIntra and intermuscular coordination is very different in the gym than it is in sprinting\u201d \u201cThe most important hamstring training is upright sprinting\u201d \u201cWe do eccentric training at the beginning of the preparation when we don\u2019t do too much upright sprinting, to be 上 the safe side\u201d \u201cI\u2019m a big believer in assisted sprinting, but I\u2019m a bit more scared of supra-maximal sprinting\u201d \u201cWhen you come to the end of the SPP period, training is more of a mix, you\u2019ll blend more qualities in 上 e session\u201d \u201cOn the 100m 上 the world level, pretty much everyone is neural-driven\u201d \u201cWork capacity in sprinting for me is to be able to tolerate higher and higher loads at a higher intensity\u201d Show Notes H\u00e5kan has a very interesting and insightful Instagram的 account for interested coaches. https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BajbazMFC9H\/?taken-bysprintcoach About H\u00e5kan Andersson H\u00e5kan Andersson has more than 30 years of experience as a coach and consultant.. He has had periods of serving as the national sprint and relay coach, and is\/has been a personal coach for many successful track and field sprinters including Swedish national record-holders Peter Karlsson 100m 9,98w\/10,18 and Johan Wissman 200\/400m 20.30\/44.56. Apart from track and field, he has been working with speed and power development in a verity of sports and with many different types of athletes, including former world record holder and multiple swimming world champion in the 50m butterfly; Anna Karin Kammerling and Swedish super heavyweight boxer Otto Wallin. He has worked as a consultant with professional ice hockey and soccer players, The Swedish National Soccer team, Bolton Wonderers Premier League Soccer Club, GIF Sundsvall Soccer Club, \u00d6rebro Soccer Club, The Sundsvall Dragons Basketball Team and many others. H\u00e5kan Andersson is a frequent speaker in Sweden and has been invited to lecture about the development of speed and power in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Italy, Estonia, Canada, England, Scotland, and Qatar.