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The science of sprinting: How to break the 100m record
with Hannah Hersant from Middlesex University London

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Join Hannah Hersant as she poses the concept: ‘The Science of Sprinting: How to Break the 100m Record’ in a series of episodes that culminate in a topical and fascinating Subject Spotlight focussed on Sport & Exercise Science, with a closer look at biomechanics, nutrition, sports psychology and much more.

Hannah HersantMiddlesex University LondonSport and exercise science

All episodes
1. Screening & injury prevention
1.2 Common injuries
1.3 Injury prevention
2. Biomechanics and performance programming
2.2 Breakdown of the sprint: phase 2
2.3 Breakdown of the sprint: phase 3
2.4 Strength & conditioning and performance programming
3. Physiological components for success and nutrition
3.2 Muscle fibres
3.3 Nutrition
4. Technique, coaching points & mindset of a sprinter
4.2 Coaching and cues
4.3 Mindset of a sprinter
5. Questions
5.2 That's a wrap
Bonus: Bridging the gap

About the university

Middlesex University London
Middlesex University London
Middlesex University London

Ranked as a Top 2 University in the UK for its outstanding reputation (Times Higher Young University, 2022), Middlesex prides itself on providing career-focused courses that connect you to the world with global opportunities for study and work. With sister campuses in Dubai and Mauritius and links in over 55 countries, they provide unique opportunities for work and study. Based in North London, the safe, leafy campus offers world-class facilities with over £200m recently spent and the opportunity to study in the world's best student city.

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Hannah Hersant

Hannah Hersant is an associate lecturer at Middlesex University London, London Sport Institute. She has worked in academia for 4 years, whilst also working in elite sport as a performance analyst, working with Surrey Storm Netball, Saracens Mavericks Netball, England Netball and British Canoeing. Hannah's research interests lie in sport Performance analysis and performance profiling, where she has worked as part of major projects and research within this area. Hannah also works as part of a funded research project, looking to increase the physical activity levels of local families and communities in South London. She hopes to begin a PhD in the near future, assessing performance profiling techniques within elite netball.

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