Michael Johnson, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, President and Founder of Michael Johnson Performance,
Lance Walker, Director of Performance for Michael Johnson Performance
Lindsey Anderson, Linear Speed Specialist for Michael Johnson Performance
The participant will be introduced to general concepts of linear speed training, including acceleration and absolute speed mechanics. Participants will also learn how a coach, athletic trainer, physical therapist, or performance trainer can use aquatics as an additional effective training modality in teaching and improving elements of speed in athletes of all levels.
Attendees will learn:
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Lance Walker is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and a Registered Physical Therapist in the state of Texas. He previously served as Director of Performance Training at Integrated Athletic Development responsible for the training and/or physical rehabilitation needs of over 50 active professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA, CBA, and CFL. Lance served three seasons as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Dallas Cowboys. Lance brings an extensive background in strength and conditioning and sports medicine at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. Prior to joining the Dallas Cowboys, Lance held performance trainer positions at the University of Oklahoma and the Casady School (OK), where he worked directly with athletes across many sports, including football, basketball, track, golf, gymnastics, and wrestling, among others. A 1993 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, Lance earned three varsity football letters and attained Academic All-Big 8 honors as a receiver. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma. A well-recognized authority in his field, Lance has contributed to over 10 professional publications in sport science and presented at over 15 national conferences.
Michael Johnson is a four-time Olympic track and field gold medalist, nine-time World Champion and world record holder. During his 11-year career, Michael established a record of 13 Olympic and World Championship medals, all of them gold. Michael represented the USA in the Olympics on three occasions: Barcelona in 1992, winning gold in the 4 x 400-meter relay; Atlanta in 1996, winning gold at 200 meters and 400 meters; and Sydney in 2000, winning gold again at 400 meters.
During his career, Michael broke world records in the 200 meters, 400 meters and 4 x 400-meter relay. He became known as the "Fastest Man in the World" in 1996, when completing the historic 200/400- meter olympic double. He recorded the fastest time ever clocked by a human, running 23 mph en route to his 200-meter world record performance of 19.32 seconds. Michael added the 400-meter world record in 1999, clocking 43.18 seconds.
After his retirement in 2001, Michael opened Michael Johnson Performance with a mission to help athletes of all ages and all sports reach their full potential, using the same training philosophy and training techniques he used as an athlete.