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Letter from the Editor, March 2014

Letter from the Editor Welcome, readers, to the March 2014 issue of The Hurdle Magazine, our seventh issue! We have an eclectic group of articles this time around, ranging from the very scientific to the very personal. It’s been a little while since we did an injury-based article, so this month’s “Groin Strains” piece delves...

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Keeping the Rhythm: The Effects of Music on Hurdling Performance

Keeping the Rhythm: The Effects of Music on Hurdling Performance Introduction Music is everywhere. In the whipping wind, the patter of rainfall, the cooing of pigeons, the laughter of children, the roar of the tiger, the foot-strikes of the hurdler. If you think about it, there’s nothing that’s not music. Humans are musical beings. Our...

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Interview with Stuart Anderson

Interview with Stuart Anderson Born June 1979 in Brisbane, Queensland in Australia, Stuart Anderson began hurdling at the age of 13, and went on to become the fifth-fastest 110m hurdler in Australian history, with a personal best of 13.73. During his career the 34-year-old Anderson represented Australia at the East Asian Games (where he competed...

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The Way Of The Warrior (Part 1)

The following essay, "The Way of the Warrior," was written by 23-year-old Keare Smith, a native of Raleigh, NC currently living in New York City. Dating all the way back to his early childhood, Smith has competed in track and field. As an 11-year-old in 2002, he was an AAU and USATF national champion in...

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Relays for Hurdlers

Relays for Hurdlers One of the biggest dilemmas track coaches face involves making decisions regarding how to best utilize hurdlers in relay teams. Because hurdlers are so versatile, they can be candidates for all relays from the 4x100 to the 4x400, and in some cases even the 4x800. Because of this versatility, hurdlers can often...

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Groin Strains

Groin Strains Groin strains are most commonly associated with sports that require quick, sudden shifts in direction, such as soccer, lacrosse, hockey, football, and basketball. But groin strains are also very common in track and field, particularly among jumpers, sprinters, and hurdlers – events that require little to no lateral movement. While shin splints and...

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Sprint-Hurdle Workout

Sprint-Hurdle Workout Purpose: to increase aggression and speed between the hurdles, to help get hurdlers out of the habit of over-emphasizing technique, to remind hurdlers of the importance of sprinting mechanics in regards to how it relates to hurdling mechanics. This workout is especially helpful for female hurdlers, since their race is so much more...

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March Instructional Video

The February issue of the magazine featured 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 jumps back into the video series on hurdling technique analysis by covering Trail Arm Mechanics....

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