Why Drills Matter

Not too long ago, I was reading a Facebook post in a hurdle group where a hurdler was  asking other  members of the group for feedback on his technique based on a video he posted  of a drill with the hurdles moved in. One of the commenters noted  that even though the drill looked good, it was just a drill, so it would provide  no indication of how he would execute during a race.

Just a drill? That phrase stuck in my head the rest of the day. There’s no such thing as “just a drill,” I thought  to myself. To a hurdler, drills  are how a hurdler learns to run the hurdles. The comment bothered me so much that I decided to write an  article about the importance of drilling, providing specifics on how drilling benefits the hurdler.

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