Adarian Barr is a Track and Field Coach and Owner of Barrunning, a company based out of Woodland, California, that teaches athletes the fundamentals of balance and the role of the foot in human performance. His collegiate track and field coaching stops have included UW-Superior, Indiana State, and UNC Pembroke. Adarian has invented nine devices, from footwear to sleds to exercise devices.
Coach Barr earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University in 1996 and a Master of Arts in Health, Physical Education and Fitness from Cal State-Chico in 2000. He is a USATF Level II coach in the sprints, jumps, hurdles, and relays. His work on speed and biomechanics is being adapted by many coaches who want a deeper understanding into the innate function of the body.
Adarian gives us insight into his ideas on sprinting, timing, and why a variety of modern coaching cues and ideas on sprinting don’t work. He talks about when and when not to cue, sprint posture and breathing, foot strike, and other areas of his unique coaching style.
In this podcast, Coach Adarian Barr and Joel discuss:
- His unique style of coaching.
- His philosophies on sprinting and timing.
- Correct posture, breathing, and arm positioning for sprinting.
- Proper lower limb mechanics.
- Creating vertical lift with the arms.
- Creating torque to apply force.
Podcast total run time is 1:03:41.
Keywords: track and field, sprinting, sprint mechanics, timing