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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor Hello Readers! For the March 2015 issue of The Hurdle Magazine, we have another fine set of articles for your reading pleasure. This month’s issue has a heavy lean toward the 400 hurdles, as I usually lean in the direction of the 110/100 hurdles. We have three articles this month that...

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Embrace The Burn: Dealing With Lactic Acid Buildup in the 400 Hurdles

Embrace The Burn: Dealing With Lactic Acid Buildup in the 400 Hurdles By Chris Repecki The bell rang for the final lap of the 5,000-meter race at the Armory in New York City. I had led the pack for twenty-four grueling laps, but with 200 meters to go I began to fade. My competitor veered...

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Hurdling on the Curve Workout

Hurdling on the Curve Workout This workout is designed for 300/400m hurdlers to help them gain proficiency in managing the hurdles on the curve (second curve for 400 hurdlers). The Set up: Place hurdles 3, 4, and 5 (300 hurdlers) or 6, 7, and 8 (400 hurdlers) on the track, at race height. ...Want to

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Jumping is Good

Jumping is Good In hurdling, jumping is good. Before you scream out loud and call me a heretic, let me explain. I know that in the past I’ve claimed that hurdling is not a jumping event, like the long, triple, and high jumps. In the past I’ve argued that the motion over the hurdle is...

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Timing at Touchdown

Timing at Touchdown In the previous two issues of The Hurdle Magazine, I have discussed the timing aspect of hurdling in regards to take-off, and then in regards to positioning on top of the hurdle. In this article I will conclude this series by discussing timing at touchdown off the hurdle. ...Want to read the...

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Teaching 300/400m Hurdlers How to Alternate Lead Legs

Teaching 300/400m Hurdlers How to Alternate Lead Legs For those of you looking for advice on how to teach your long hurdlers how to alternate lead legs, this article will address that issue in detail. Because very few hurdlers can lead with the same leg in rhythm for an entire race, alternating is pretty much...

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Left Leg Lead in the 400 Hurdles

Left Leg Lead in the 400 Hurdles The question that has recently arisen in my mind is the following: Should all 400 hurdlers lead with their left leg? For hurdlers who compete in both hurdling events and lead with the right leg in the 110/100m hurdles, it would be a bit much to ask to...

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March Instructional Video

The February video in the magazine featured some of McGill's athletes working on their start under the direction of sprint coach Kevin Howell.  In this month's instructional video, McGill has one of his 400m hurdlers working on leading with the left leg on the curve. ...Want to read the rest? Subscribe Now!

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