David Weck is a biomechanist and inventor who specializes in the study of human movement and locomotion. He created a training and performance system called the WeckMethod and is the CEO and Founder of BOSU Fitness. David has invented the BOSU Balance Trainer, the new WeckMethod BOSU Elite, and the RMT Club. His inventions focus on building the rotational, pulsing, and coiling abilities of the athlete.
Weck has in-depth knowledge of the feet in relation to athletic performance, and his focus is on the natural human function of locomotive abilities of each athlete. He has worked in the fitness field for more than 22 years and has helped people of all fitness levels in multiple sports. He holds a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College (Massachusetts), where he played football and competed as a sprinter on the track and field team. He also holds a degree in traditional Chinese medicine in the area of acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
David discusses the action of the trunk and “core” in sport movement and related training implications. He shares his thoughts on why so many coaches put so much emphasis on the ability to brace and resist through the core to transmit force and why that’s a mistake. David explains that actual observed sport movement, as well as a study of human evolution, shows that a different strategy is more effective. He goes into this performance aspect in detail, as well as other aspects of athletic movement, including the action of the arms that carries an instant transfer to improving speed.
In this podcast, David Weck and Joel discuss:
- The use of coiling instead of bracing.
- Fundamental aspects of multi-plane movements to improve athletic development.
- The development of the “Royal Coil” movement and steps to use it with maximum effect.
- Application of the coil to improve basic strength movements.
- Using the double-down pulse method to sprint faster.
- Incorporating connective tissue into movement.
Podcast total run time is 1:18:45.
Keywords: locomotion, speed mechanics, speed development, coiling