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Letter from the Editor, June 2015

Letter from the Editor The June 2015 issue of The Hurdle Magazine has a heavy emphasis on the technical side of things, so hopefully the article in this issue will help you readers to address some of the nagging technical flaws that may be preventing you from running the types of times you are capable...

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Learning to Cycle

Learning to Cycle Last week I had an athlete visit from out of town for some one-on-one sessions for a few days. Nadia, a 100 meter hurdler, has struggled with the habit of kicking out her lead leg and having her arms go across her body. So I had her do some drills to address...

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Keeping the Elbows in

Keeping the Elbows in In the hurdles, arm carriage goes a long way in determining an athlete’s ability to increase speed off of hurdles and to maintain speed in the later stages of a race. While the details of the optimal way to carry the arms will vary from athlete to athlete, and can get...

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The Three-Skip Step

The Three-Skip Step by Thomas Le Doing something different could be a problem. It breaks our continous cycle that we’re comfortable with and exposes us to unfamiliar events. Depending on the situation, we can react favorably or unfavorably. There could be a solution to the problem by utilizing different resources, or perhaps by changing a...

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The Benefits of Breathing Exercises

The Benefits of Breathing Exercises One of the things that I’ve noticed over the years, when it comes to athletes dealing with pressure and the anxiety that comes with racing, is that fear of the moment reveals itself through the athletes’ breathing – or, in many cases, the lack thereof. In last month’s issue, I...

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High Volume Sprint Workout

High Volume Sprint Workout This month’s workout is a “pre off-season” workout for those athletes who are not competing during the summer, but want to stay in shape before they start fall training. Those of you looking to peak right now will want to look at the workout in last month’s issue. ...Want to read...

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This is Why We Hurdle

This is Why We Hurdle  June 13, 2015 (8am) So I woke up this morning thinking about my life as I enter into a period of transition. This past January I started at a new teaching job in Davidson, NC, three hours away from my home in Knightdale, NC, just east of Raleigh. After renting...

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