Steve Fudge is a UK Master Coach and Performance Sprints Coach for British Athletics based at the British Athletics High Performance Centre in Loughborough. Coach Fudge specializes in a holistic coaching style tailored to each individual athlete he coaches, from the psychology of motivation to nutrition, physiology, neurology, mechanics, pedagogy, strength, and therapy. He has coached and trained a stable of high-level sprinters and worked with professional athletes and teams on speed development.
Coach Fudge has a bachelor’s degree in sports science from the University of Edinburgh. He began his career at the University of Washington in Seattle as an unpaid intern before taking his skills to the South Australian Institute of Sport in Adelaide, Australia. While in Australia, Fudge also worked with the Brisbane Lions Australian Football Club and the Queensland Reds Rugby Union team. He has been working in the field since 2003.
Steve discusses his multidisciplinary background filtered down into simple, practical, and effective answers. He dives into how to coach your athletes to run faster, jump higher, and move better. He lets us know how his background in strength and conditioning influences his unique coaching style with his sprinters.
In this podcast, Coach Steve Fudge discusses with Joel:
- How the weight room fits into his sprinting program.
- Why he believes in bilateral squats for his sprint athletes.
- Developing a program for reduction of hamstring injury.
- Hormonal adaptations resulting from weight room sessions.
- Uses of specific exercises in the weight room for sprinters.
Steve’s website can be found here.
Podcast total run time is 46:18.
Keywords: sprinting, bilateral squats, weight room for sprinters, injury reduction