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Letter From the Editor Issue #3

Letter from the Editor The November 2013 issue of The Hurdle Magazine is comprised of an eclectic group of articles. This month’s athlete profile focuses on the hurdling career of American 110m hurdler Antwon Hicks, who has one of the most astute hurdling minds among modern hurdlers. Hicks has been among the top hurdlers in...

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The Mindful Hurdler

The Mindful Hurdler or The Martial Art of Hurdling “Remain conscious, alert, aware, and act out of your spontaneity.” –Osho The word “meditation” has a lot of stereotypes and false assumptions associated with it. The word conjures up images of the Buddha or a Hindu mystic sitting in lotus position, with his eyes closed, beneath...

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The Eighth Hurdle

 The Eighth Hurdle While no part of a 400 meter hurdle race is inherently more important than any other, I would argue that a key trouble spot that can make or break a race is hurdle number eight. The approach to this hurdle, the clearance of it, and the run off of it, can mean...

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Raise ‘Em Up (Part II)

Raise ‘Em Up (Part II) In an article that I wrote back in 2005 entitled “Raise ‘Em Up,” I argued that the height of the hurdles in the women’s 100 meter hurdle race needed to be raised from 33 inches to 36 inches for collegiate and international competition. In that article I argued that the...

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Indoor Meet Dilemmas

Indoor Meets: Finding the Balance between Training and Competing For many track and field athletes, the indoor season is as integral a part of their competitive schedule as the outdoor season. Such wasn’t always the case. Back in my day, the indoor season was considered a training season – a time to get in shape...

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Antwon Hicks: Staying Aggressive

 Antwon Hicks: Staying Aggressive While other names may immediately come to mind when discussing current elite 110 hurdlers in the United States, one of the nation’s top 110m hurdlers on a consistent basis over the past decade has been Arkansas native Antwon Hicks. The 30-year-old Hicks, who stands 6’2” tall, has been hurdling professionally since...

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150 Pick-Ups

150 Pick-ups No, this is not a pick-up truck. It’s a workout. I don’t remember where I got it from, but it’s one I’ve used for many years in cold weather. It’s a workout for sprinters that can serve as a good over-distance workout for 110/100m hurdlers and a good speed workout for 300/400m hurdlers....

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November Instructional Video

The October issue of the magazine featured a video on Trail Leg Mechanics. Steve McGill taught how to lead with the knee, extend the leg, and cycle the heel back under the hip.   In this issue, McGill continues the series of instructional videos by discussing Lead Arm Mechanics. McGill will talk about prominent styles...

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