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, with a focus 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 from 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 a topic that is a staple of his method: the role of the pulsing and spiraling action of the arms (and the human body as a whole) in being as fast as possible. He gets deep into the number of times experts look at the world’s fastest competitors and lists what they are doing right as “wrong.” He gives us a deep look into the “pulse” action of the arms in running, principles of utilizing the fascial system in locomotion, pressurization in movement, and how to use asymmetry rather than destroy it.
In this podcast, David Weck and Joel discuss:
- The power of the double pulse technique.
- The impact of the fascial system on speed and power.
- Implications of pronation and supination in muscle length and shortening and body rotation.
- Using the hands to increase power into the ground to increase speed.
- Pulsing out of the blocks, as opposed to pushing.
Podcast total run time is 1:29:08.
Keywords: asymmetry, speed, track and field, double pulse