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Letter from the Editor, January 2016

Letter from the Editor, January 2016
Letter from the Editor, January 2016 Hello Subscribers, happy new year and welcome to the latest edition of The Hurdle Magazine. Let me go ahead and give you a rundown of what to look forward to in this month’s issue: “Cycling the Arms” chronicles the further development of Keare Smith’s progression in incorporating this new...

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Cycling the Arms

Cycling the Arms
Cycling the Arms One of the athletes I worked with back in his high school days, Keare Smith, is someone I’ve been coaching from afar over the past couple years, as he plans a return to competition after an unsuccessful career at Virginia Tech. In the last two years, Smith has been preparing his body...

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Kobi Quick-Steps

Kobi Quick-Steps
Kobi Quick-Steps As most of you who follow my YouTube Channel and who have been long-time subscribers know, one of my favorite drills for hurdlers in the quick-step drill, which has a seemingly infinite number of possible variations. The reason I like the drill so much is because it allows hurdlers to get in a...

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Discount the Spacing Workout

Discount the Spacing Workout
Discount the Spacing Workout In dealing with crowding in races, many drills and workouts are available for sprint hurdlers. Most of them involve discounting the spacing, but usually with an equal distribution. All hurdles are moved in one, or two, or three feet. But for most hurdlers, the real danger zone comes around the fourth...

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Know Your Opponent

Know Your Opponent
Know Your Opponent A lot of times in track and field, especially in the hurdles, athletes get distracted and lose focus due to things going on in other lanes. Coaches like to preach, “Run your own race,” but doing so isn’t always so easy. Logically speaking, because the race is run in lanes, no one...

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Some Thoughts on 400 Hurdle Off-Season Training

Some Thoughts on 400 Hurdle Off-Season Training
Some Thoughts on 400 Hurdle Off-Season Training Let me start this article by saying that even though I like to create and innovate when it comes to hurdling styles and training ideas, I’m still old school in a lot of ways. When I was a young hurdler in high school, the norm was to either...

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Advice on Seeking Advice

Advice on Seeking Advice
Advice on Seeking Advice Living in a time when there is information available from a multiplicity of sources, it is often difficult to distinguish the good stuff from the not so helpful stuff. When it comes to the hurdles, many athletes and coaches are looking for tips and advice and examples. We go on the...

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