Our special guest is Derek Hansen. Derek is a Strength & Conditioning specialist who has been working with athletes in speed, strength and power since 1988. Originally working with track & field athletes, Derek has since worked with top performers as a coach and consultant across a number of Olympic & Professional sports.​ What you will learn in this episode:4:02 - we welcome Derek Hansen

5:25 - how he got started in Coaching

7:55 - the importance of sprinting in sport

9:10 - genetics regarding speed

11:55 - the differences between speed and being fast

14:30 - insights into the NFL combine relating to the 40 yard dash

18:25 - Usain Bolt and Acceleration

20:32 - the speed “myth” and broScience

24:05 - the gifted athlete versus the hard worker

26:33 - the bodybuilder versus the sprinter

28:45 - Charlie Francis

31:38 - the injury equation in pro sports

36:35 - the ageing process and the declination of speed

41:24 - uphill sprinting versus downhill sprinting

45:02 - what’s the proper distance to sprint regarding fitness supplementation

48:45 - does hand speed effect leg speed?

53:41 - the best advice for young coaches is...Get your FREE copy of CONVERSATIONS WITH CHAMPIONS, an inspirational quote book of all the guests from the podcastSimply visit http://www.thevisionboardpodcast.com/ebookGet in touch with Jonny and Tristan at [email protected]

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