Bas Van Hooren is an athlete, applied sport scientist, Ph.D. candidate, and strength and conditioning specialist from Gronsveld, The Netherlands. He currently lectures at Fontys University of Applied Sports Sciences. As an athlete, Bas has won multiple medals at the national championships, including a gold medal at the national championship 3000m indoor in 2017.
Bas is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from Maastricht University, with a focus on research into hamstring injuries and injury prevention and performance enhancement. He earned a master’s degree in human movement sciences from Maastricht in 2016 and completed a B.S. in Sports and Movement from Fontys Hogeschool University in Eindhoven, NE.
In this episode, Bas goes into detail about muscle slack, gearing, and phasic considerations. He gives clear insights for how and what we program for athletes. He also gets in-depth into all things relating to performance and the health of the hamstring.
In this podcast, Bas Van Hooren discusses with Joel:
- Eccentric and isometric functions of sports movements.
- Muscle gearing and pennation concepts and their effect on an athlete’s coordination.
- How chemicals can affect brain and learning performance.
- Practical training of the hamstring.
- The effect of movement velocity and intensity on fascicle length.
- The acute effect of external load on muscle slack.
Podcast total run time is 54:19.
Bas Van Hooren talked to SimpliFaster about motor learning and muscle physiology concepts.
Keywords: hamstring training, muscle gearing, muscle slack, injury prevention