Becoming A Faster Athlete
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About This Episode
Understanding How To Be A Faster Athlete: Volume 1.
Do you feel the need for speed?
In this interview, we will be talking with speed and strength specialists Chris Korfist & Dan Fichter about what it takes to be a faster athlete.
Dan Fichter is a Physical Education Instructor, Football coach, Track coach, and competitive bodybuilder, as well as a black belt in Karate and a brown belt in Judo. A former Arena Football League and Canadian Football League player, Fichter has been focusing on speed throughout his competitive career. This fascination led to a Master's degree with a concentration in human movement.
Chris Korfist started out as a Graduate Assistant at Northern Illinois University in the Strength and Conditioning Program. He then went on to a suburban Chicago high school, Hinsdale Central, where he took over the strength and conditioning program. He also was an assistant varsity football coach as well as the sprint coach for the boys track team.
During his 12 years as a coach, he helped 27 student-athletes go on to play Division 1 football. He also coached 9 All-State Football players. In the last 5 years, his teams have complied an overall record of 46-8. As a track coach, his sprint relays qualified for the state meet every year for the last 8 years. Their worst finish in the relays was 12. He has coached 9 all-state sprint relay teams with bests in the 4x100 of 41.8, 4x200 of 1:27.84 FAT and a 3:19.1 in the 4x400.
He has since started Slow Guy Speed School and develops high school training programs for speed and strength as well as works with individuals in their quest for speed. His programs are different because they are not the traditional weightlifting regimens but protocols that develop that athletes nervous system using methods developed in the Soviet Union. He is currently the sprint coach at York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois.