Håkan Andersson is a Sprint Coach and Senior Advisor/Lecturer at the High Performance Center in Växjö, Sweden. He has more than 30 years of experience as a coach and consultant. Andersson has served as the Swedish National Sprint and Relay Coach, and he has coached Swedish national record holders Peter Karlsson (100m, 9.98w/10.18) and Johan Wissman (200/400m, 20.30/44.56). In addition to track and field, he has coached elite athletes from other sports like soccer, ice hockey, swimming, and boxing. He has been involved in both individual and team sport speed development and training.
Andersson has worked as a consultant with the Swedish National Soccer team, Bolton Wanderers Premier League Soccer Club, GIF Sundsvall Soccer Club, Örebro Soccer Club, and The Sundsvall Dragons Basketball Team. Håkan Andersson is a frequent speaker in Sweden and has traveled the globe to lecture about development of speed.
Coach Andersson goes in-depth into a wide range of speed training topics. He gives his insight on sprint mechanics and forces, and means of strength training and their relationship to speed, and a look into how he handles sprint training programming.
In this podcast, Coach Håkan Andersson and Joel discuss:
- Vertical and horizontal force production.
- Training for maximal strength in relationship to speed.
- Eccentric strength training for sprinters.
- Use of special strength movements for sprinting.
- Weekly programming, including during the general prep phase.
- How to train the hamstring for sprinting.
Podcast total run time is 1:10:53.
Keywords: sprint training, speed development, force production, track and field