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Letter from the Editor, January 2014

Letter from the Editor, January 2014 Welcome to issue #5 of The Hurdle Magazine, the first issue of the year 2014. I hope everyone had a restful holiday season and that you are adjusting to getting back on the grind. As with the November 2013 issue, a theme sort of inadvertently developed through the process...

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Getting Over the Fear

Getting over the Fear “It’s too high to get over, too low to get under, you’re stuck in the middle, and the pain is thunder.” –Michael Jackson For hurdlers, fear of the obstacle can be a mental barrier that inhibits potential success, starting at the beginner level and going all the way up to the...

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The Jazz of Hurdling

The Jazz of Hurdling “I believe that men are here to grow themselves into the full – into the best good that they can be. At least, this is what I want to do. You know? This is my belief, that we are supposed to – I am supposed to grow to the best good...

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When to Raise the Hurdles in Practice

When to Raise the Hurdles in Practice While it is common to lower the hurdles from the standard race height during practice sessions, it is a less common practice to raise them above race height. However, there are scenarios in which raising the hurdles can prove to be very beneficial to a hurdler's development. This...

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The Seven-Step Revolution

The Seven-Step Revolution Back in 2011 I wrote an article entitled, “Seven Steps to the First Hurdle: Fad or Trend?” In that article I was addressing the question of whether or not 2008 Olympic champion Dayron Robles’ seven-step approach would catch on, as it seemingly gave him an advantage over his competitors, who were all...

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Four-Hurdle 100m Back & Forth Workout

Four-Hurdle 100m Back & Forth Workout Let me begin by noting that this workout is not the same 100m back and forth workout on the Workouts link Under the Free Articles menu. That one involves 10 hurdles, with 5 facing one direction, five facing the other. For this workout, the set-up is as follows: Set...

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David Payne: The Rise of the Underdog

David Payne: The Rise of the Underdog "When you have hurdles in your life, you cannot stop. It’s not about how good you are. It’s about how well you come back from falling down." -David Payne To be a hurdler requires a warrior’s mentality. When it’s time to go, you can’t hope, you can’t try,...

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January Instructional Video

The December issue of the magazine featured a video on Lean. McGill talked about the different styles of lean, what he believes is the best technique, as well as how it ties into the other topics that have been covered, including lead leg, trail leg, and lead arm.   In this issue, McGill continues the...

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