From the Editor The revamped version of www.hurdlesfirst.com and the newly-created The Hurdle Magazine represent a long-time vision of mine that has finally become a reality. Since the content of the first issue is discussed in the introduction video on the website’s homepage, I want to take this space to thank everyone who helped make [...]
An Ode to Life “Life is hard sometimes. Life is about recovery.” -George Gervin This will be the first article I’ve written in over six months. Until recently, I didn’t know if I would ever write another one again. It just didn’t seem to matter anymore. Nothing did. The roots of my despondency dated [...]
Wayne Davis II: The Record Chaser “To express yourself, to be unique, to have a unique style, there’s no beginning and there’s no end. It’s an ongoing, never-ending journey. It’s an ocean you never will cross.” -David S. Ware Introduction In the men’s 110 meter high hurdles, there’s a common assumption – and with [...]
Trusting the Imagination “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” -Albert Einstein As coaches and as athletes, we rely upon knowledge to give us direction. We want to [...]
World Champs 2013: A Little Old School, A Little New School “It ain’t old school or new school, it’s true school.” –Talib Kweli In the hurdle events at the 2013 Track & Field World Championships in Moscow this past August, we learned a lot. We learned that experience is a huge key to success, [...]
Shin Splints: Painful to the Touch One of the most dreaded injuries known to plague hurdlers is that of the dreaded monster we collectively refer to as shin splints. I don’t think you can run the hurdles and not suffer from shin pain to some degree. In most cases, the pain is manageable and doesn’t [...]
Cone Workout Introduction: This workout is not to be confused with the cone drill, also known as the stick drill, in which cones or sticks are set up a certain distance apart to help athletes increase their stride length. This workout does also address stride length, but it is a workout, not a drill. [...]
Here is our first instructional video, on Lead Leg Mechanics. Steve McGill teaches how to lead with the knee, extend the leg, and cycle the heel back under the hip. Also look forward to the next issue, when McGill will discuss Trail Leg Mechanics, and we will have improved audio equipment for better sound [...]
The NOVEMBER issue of The Hurdle Mag has been RELEASED.
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The second Hurdle Talk is out. Check it out below!
Hi Terrance. Generally speaking, with high school girls there will be a 2-second difference between 100 dash time and 100 hurdle time. So if your girl is running a 12.7 100, she should be able to run a 14.7 100H. If your goal is to get her down in the ...
I am a relatively young hurdler coach. I have a sophomore hurdler that made it to our regional meet last meet last year and ended up running a 15.73. I know that is not terribly fast but given the fact that in her first race she ran a 19.08 she has a l...
Hi Denzell, yes I definitely think that some hip strengthening exercises would help you, because swinging from the hip is often caused by a lack of strength in that area - hip flexors, adductors, and abductors. As for drills, I think the one-step drill...
Hey Steve, love the new website and videos. I have a tendency to lead from the hip. Are there any drills you would recommend to help correct this problem? Additionally do you think this problem could be due to a lack of strength in the hips/core or is ...
Eric, I do plan on doing an instructional video on Lead Arm mechanics in the third issue of the magazine, after the Trail Leg next month. So without giving too much away, I'd say that the Lead Arm and the Lead Leg must work in unison, and that the arm ...