Tearing Down to Rebuild

The more ingrained the habit, the harder it is to break. As long as wrong feels wrong, it’s going to be hard to change wrong into right. Or, to put it more specifically, as long as inefficient feels efficient, it’s gonna be hard to get the athlete to buy into the process of making significant changes to hurdling technique. My argument, however, is always that making those changes can lead to major improvements in one’s time. Correcting one technical flaw can improve the efficiency of the entire hurdling motion, leading to more speed coming off each hurdle, and more speed between the hurdles.

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