Dr. Ken Clark is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at West Chester University. Dr. Clark specializes in the mechanical factors underlying athletic performance, injury mechanisms, and biomechanics in relation to movement skill acquisition. He has more than a decade of strength and conditioning coaching experience in the private sector and the high school and college levels.
Dr. Clark has a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree in kinesiology from West Chester University. He has certifications from the NSCA, USA-Weightlifting, and USA Track & Field.
Dr. Clark is a true speed expert. In this episode we get to hear how he uses his ability as a researcher and applies it in the practical setting. He shares his in-depth approach to speed development in team sport through the complete-technique-compete model and using mirror and reaction drills.
In this podcast, Dr. Ken Clark discusses with Joel:
- His speed model and its training applications.
- Acceleration versus top-end speed.
- Individualizing speed training and development.
- Biomechanics of the hamstring in relation to sprinting.
- Speed development in the team sport setting.
- Correct front-end sprinting mechanics.
Dr. Clark has spoken with SimpliFaster on sprint kinetics and kinematics.
Podcast total run time is 1:11:10.
Keywords: speed development, sprinting, acceleration, max speed