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Letter from the Editor May 2016

Letter from the Editor May 2016
Letter from the Editor May 2016 Welcome readers, to the May 2016 issue of The Hurdle Magazine, which promises to be another good one. This month’s articles continue with the themes of learning and teaching, as I’m directing my focus toward the types of questions I’ve been receiving in emails from athletes and coaches, while...

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Those Gosh Darn Shin Splints

Those Gosh Darn Shin Splints
Those Gosh Darn Shin Splints For many hurdlers, we are currently in that part of the year when shin splints are at their worst. A lot of sprinting, hurdling at full speed, hurdling in drills, and competing in races has led to chronic pain in the lower legs. While I’ve written about this topic before,...

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The A-Skip Approach to Hurdling

The A-Skip Approach to Hurdling
The A-Skip Approach to Hurdling A lot of times as a coach, you have to decide how much to address a hurdler’s technical flaws, because if you try to fix all that you see that’s wrong, the athlete may not be willing for a total tear-down and rebuild. I faced this dilemma about a month...

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Keni and Brianna

Keni and Brianna
Keni and Brianna Arguably, the most fiercely competitive event in all of track and field right now is the women’s 100 meter hurdles. In the United States alone you have a good number of women who have every right to think they will make the Olympic team. Besides the two mentioned in the title of...

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Puddle Hopping Blues

Puddle Hopping Blues
Puddle Hopping Blues Over the past couple months, I’ve gotten a fair amount of correspondence from high school coaches asking me about helping their four-steppers to three-step. I feel like this is a much more complicated question than it appears to be on the surface. To me, the biggest danger when it comes to coaching...

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Omar McLeod, the New Kid on the Block

Omar McLeod, the New Kid on the Block
Omar McLeod, the New Kid on the Block “Every generation throws a hero up the pop charts.” – Paul Simon It seems that every year a new star emerges to dominate in the men’s 110 meter hurdles. Most often this star has been around for a while, and then finally makes his mark in a...

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Race-Speed Workout

Race-Speed Workout
Race-Speed Workout This month’s workout is for 110/100 meter hurdlers preparing for big-meet races. This workout should be done two days prior to competition. ...Want to read the rest? Subscribe Now!

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