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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor So here we are. It’s the 14th of the month, and time for another issue of The Hurdle Magazine. The February issue is our 6th issue, and as it conveniently falls on Valentine’s day, let me say, Happy Valentine’s Day to all our subscribers. This issue features two articles on technique:...

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Ken Stone: No Mere Muggle

Ken Stone: No Mere Muggle About nine years ago I was writing a book on 1972 Olympic high hurdle champion Rodney Milburn when Ken Stone, copy editor for The San Diego Union-Tribune and webmaster of www.masterstrack.com, emailed me and offered to proofread and edit the beginning chapters in hopes of helping me find a suitable...

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The Power of the Nap

The Power of the Nap “Please don’t wake me, no don’t shake me, leave me where I am, I’m only sleeping.”  –The Beatles Back in 2011, former NBA great and current Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd was asked the secret to his longevity, as he was in his 17th season as an all-star caliber player....

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Upper Body Posture

Upper Body Posture When it comes to maintaining forward momentum throughout a hurdle race, whether you’re talking about the short hurdles, the long hurdles, or even the steeplechase, upper body posture is very important. Hurdlers who run too erect or who even lean back a little are setting themselves up to work much harder than...

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Swinging from the Hip

Swinging from the Hip Of all the technical flaws that plague hurdlers, probably the most common (and arguably the most debilitating) is that of swinging the lead leg from the hip instead of leading with the knee. For a coach, it’s something you want to catch and correct very early in a hurdler’s career, because...

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The Coach/Athlete Relationship

The Coach/Athlete Relationship Often it seems that the quality of one’s life comes down to the quality of one’s relationships. We are most deeply affected by the people whom we most deeply affect. Our sense of self and of our place in the world is largely shaped by the influence of others – our parents,...

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Sprints over One Hurdle Workout

Sprints over One Hurdle Workout Every now and then hurdlers need to be reminded not to over-think the hurdles, and to be aggressive sprinters. This is especially true of beginning and intermediate level hurdlers, who don’t have the crowding issues that advanced hurdlers have. That’s why, every now and then, a workout in which they...

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February Instructional Video

The January issue of the magazine featured a video analysis of practices, delving into aspects of previously covered topics. McGill analyzed aspects of hurdling such as lean, trail leg, lead leg, lead arm, and many more.   In this issue, McGill continues the series from last month by further analyzing videos sampled from recent practice...

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