Frans Bosch – Biomechanics of Sprinting [PODCAST]


Frans Bosch is a professor of biomechanics and motor learning at Fontys University for Applied Science in Holland. He is the co-author of “Running: Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology in Practice”, which is widely regarded as one of the top sprinting resources for coaches worldwide.

A painter and anatomical illustrator, Bosch has a unique approach sprinting biomechanics and training. He was the Netherlands national team jumps coach from 2003-2006 and also served on that country’s Olympic staff in 2000 and 2004.

In this podcast, Frans Bosch discusses some of the key biomechanical principles that underpin human movement and provides examples of how they are applied in practice.  For those who are interested, the podcast can be found at UK Athletics but it’s only accessible to UK residents.  The rest of the world can use the handy dandy player at the end of this article.

His previous podcast in 2008 with the Canadian Athletics Coaching Center can be found here.

Running: Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology in Practice

This richly illustrated work presents innovative training concepts based on recent scientific research and extensive knowledge of the real-world training. It provides running trainers, physiotherapists and physical exercise teachers with the latest insights into the training runners. The methods presented here are based on biomechanical principles. Scientific material is translated into practical techniques in the discussion of topics such as running technique, energy supply processes and adaptation through training.


  • Frans Bosch, Biomechanist / Coach
  • Interview Date: 2010
  • Duration: 44:48 minutes
  • File Size: 21 Mb

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