Preseason: Time to Condition Body & Mind for Peak Performance

By: Melinda Burris Willms

Fall conditioning is a vital period for hurdlers that entails intense physical and mental preparatory training for the intensely competitive and hectic season ahead. Success in the meets to come requires a full commitment of team members to putting in the hard work and long hours of repetitive drill practice to condition your body to achieve peak rhythm and stride and maximum speed, physical components that are crucial for successful hurdling. The preseason also offers time for athletes to focus on the key element of mental concentration; having your head in the game is vital because confidence on the field allows you to combine physical fitness with mental conditioning so you arrive at the start of the season in sync physically and mentally fit and focused on a single goal of giving your best performance.

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