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Letter from the Editor May 2014

Letter from the Editor May 2014 Consider this issue of The Hurdle Magazine our first hot weather issue, as the temperatures are rising and so is the level of competition. A lot of collegiate conference meets and high school state meets are taking place, and the pros are also starting to ratchet up the intensity...

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Staying Hydrated When It’s HOT HOT HOT!

Staying Hydrated When It’s HOT HOT HOT! With the weather changing for the hotter, the need to hydrate appropriately is much more vital to the track athlete this time of year, and that is certainly true for all you hurdlers out there. The higher temperatures and scorching sunlight can increase the onset of dehydration during...

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Full Flight, Low Height Workout

Full Flight, Low Height Workout This is a good pre-meet workout to do on the week of a big championship race. Ideally, the workout would be done about three or four days prior to competition so that the athlete has time to fully recover from it. ...Want to read the rest? Subscribe Now!

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A Different Kind of Warrior

A Different Kind of Warrior A technique can only work if it is in harmony with universal principles. Such principles need to be grasped through Mind, pure consciousness. Selfish desires thwart your progress, but Mind, not captivated by notions of victory or defeat, will liberate you. Mind fixes your senses and keeps you centered. Mind...

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Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains, like groin strains discussed in the April issue of The Hurdle Magazine, are more common in sports that require a good deal of lateral movement than they are in track and field. Many basketball, soccer, and football players have their ankles taped prior to every practice and competition. In track, that...

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Kendra Harrison: A Passion for the Hurdles

Kendra Harrison: A Passion for the Hurdles One of the best female hurdlers in the collegiate ranks is Kendra Harrison, a junior at the University of Kentucky. After attending Clemson University for the first two years of her college career, Harrison transferred to Kentucky in the fall of 2013 to stay with her coach Tim...

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An Odd Approach to Healthy Living

An Odd Approach to Healthy Living by Keare Smith "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." "You are what you eat." These and many other similar adages serve as friendly warnings that the average American simply refuses to take seriously. They hint at the fact that ingesting healthy foods on a daily basis should...

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May Instructional Video

The April video in the magazine featured McGill showing how to do the familiar wall drill (also known as the fence drill when done outside) and then demonstrating the relationship between the lead arm and the trail leg. In this month's instructional video, McGill shows two of his hurdlers doing a 3-step version of hurdle...

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