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Letter from the Editor, April 2015

Letter from the Editor Happy April, Readers! Welcome to the April 2015 issue of The Hurdle Magazine. In this month’s issue, we have a nice collection of articles for you as you head into the meaty part of your outdoor season. In “Tall Girl Problems,” I discuss the idea the issues that taller female hurdlers face...

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Anticipation

Anticipation In the last three issues of this magazine, I talked about the timing aspect of hurdling - in regards to what each limb does in relation to the other limbs throughout the phases of hurdle clearance. For faster hurdlers, and in many cases for taller hurdlers, being able to sprint between the hurdles is...

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Developing the Steeplechaser: Technique and Training for Racing Success

Developing the Steeplechaser: Technique and Training for Racing Success By: Chris Repecki All of us, including myself, enjoy watching those highly humorous “Steeplechase Fail” YouTube videos in our spare time. Yet beyond this social media silliness exists a uniquely technical event that requires athletes to negotiate four barriers during each of the event’s seven-and-a-half laps....

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The Start in the 400m Hurdles

The Start in the 400m Hurdles While the start in the 400m hurdles is not as obviously important as it is in the 100/110m hurdles, it is nevertheless very important, as it dictates the rhythm for the whole race. Go out too hard, and you’ll set yourself up for a late-race breakdown. Go out too...

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400H Start Workout

400H Start Workout To go along with the article in this month’s issue entitled “The Start in the 400m Hurdles,” here’s a workout that will help the long hurdler to master the start. ...Want to read the rest? Subscribe Now!

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Keeping the Hips Up

Keeping the Hips Up When people ask me about how to keep the hips up while hurdling, I usually answer that I don’t think so much in terms of keeping the hips up, but in terms of not allowing the hips to drop. There are two key moments when the hips will potentially drop if...

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Tall Girl Problems

Tall Girl Problems Over the years, much has been made of the difficulties taller male 110 meter hurdlers face, and why it is difficult for them to negotiate the space between the barriers. But not as much has been made regarding the same issue as it applies to female 100 meter hurdlers. Arguably, being too...

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