Chris Korfist is a track coach, former football coach, author, and sought-after speaker in the world of speed training. He is the co-owner of Track Football Consortium and owner of “Slow Guy Speed School.” Korfist is also the Director and one of the founders of Reflective Performance Reset, along with Cal Dietz and JL Holdsworth.
Coach Korfist is one of the most accomplished track coaches in Illinois high school history. He has trained multiple All-State, State Champion, and All-American athletes at the high school and college levels, as well as Olympic- and professional-level sprinters.
Chris delves into a variety of speed-related topics in this episode, with questions ranging from resisted sprinting and special strength work to overspeed training and reducing crossover gait. He discusses his thoughts on speed and power training. He also covers his season of training philosophy and provides insight into his training, technical assessment, and thought processes.
In this podcast, Coach Chris Korfist and Joel discuss:
- How weather and environment affect drop-offs and programming.
- Use of the 1080 Sprint.
- Lower leg training-related sprinting styles emphasizing footstrike.
- The relationship of the big toe to power out of the blocks.
- Foot dynamics in sprinting.
- Overspeed training.
Podcast total run time is 1:10:26.
Chris Korfist has written numerous blog posts for SimpliFaster here.
Keywords: training the feet, special strength, speed technology, track programming