Stu is CEO and Short Sprints Coach at ALTIS. Stu has worked with professional and amateur athletes in a variety of sports with a focus on power and speed development, and he has personally coached move than 70 Olympians at nine Olympic Games, winning over 30 Olympic medals. He has worked as part of national governing bodies in six countries and has been part of and/or led integrated support teams in the United States, Canada, and the UK. Stuart has also accrued the unique experience of coaching at three home Olympic Games, working with American athletes in 2002 at the Salt Lake City Games, Canadians in 2010 at Vancouver-Whistler, and British athletes in 2012 at the London Olympics. Most recently, he coached British sprinter Jodie Williams to a sixth-place finish in the 400m at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
On this episode Stu and I discuss:
What was it like moving from the UK to Canada when he was 12?
Where is Stu currently with his training system/ model for short sprinters?
How does Stu measure what matters within his system?
Stu shares his thoughts on force-velocity and load-velocity profiling
Stu talks about effectiveness vs efficiency
I ask Stu when is it appropriate to try and change technique?
I ask Stu to discuss the utilization of potentiation days and how he currently designs his mircocycles
Stu gives his take on timing all sprints during the training process
I ask Stu for his current thoughts on Frans Bosch's concepts
I ask Stu about the thought process of always needing to sprint maximally to get faster
I ask Stu the difference between acceleration development for field-base athletes vs sprinters
Where did Stu get his love for music?
Where did Stu get his love for coffee?
I ask Stu, if he could learn from 3 individuals for week, who would he choose and why?
This was a great discussion with Stu and I hope you guys really enjoy it.