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Letter from the Editor, April 2017

Letter from the Editor, April 2017
Letter from the Editor, April 2017 Hello readers, and welcome to the April 2017 edition of The Hurdle Magazine. This month’s issues features more articles from freelance writers who did some heavy-lifting research to produce informative articles that can be very beneficial to hurdlers in their training on and off the track. In addition, the...

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Lower Body Lifting For Power and Speed

Lower Body Lifting For Power and Speed
Lower Body Lifting For Power and Speed by Teige West In addition to drills and speed work, weightlifting will increase your endurance and performance during training and competition. Hurdling is unique compared to many sports because it involves sprinting and jumping, both of which engage muscles throughout the body—your arm motions are important, a solid...

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Carbohydrates: The Driving Force for Optima Physical & Cognitive Performance

Carbohydrates: The Driving Force for Optima Physical & Cognitive Performance
CARBOHYDRATES: THE DRIVING FORCE FOR OPTIMAL PHYSICAL & COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE By Melinda Burris Willms In this age of emphasis on being fit and trim, carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap. What you don’t often hear about carbohydrates is how essential they are for the body to do anything requiring energy, endurance, and focus. Of course,...

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Foot as the Foundation of the Body

Foot as the Foundation of the Body
Foot as the Foundation of the Body By Dr. Kelsey Armstrong Dysfunction in the foot  is often the first cause of global movement dysfunction -Dr. Gerry Ramogida As a podiatrist, I may be biased about the role of the foot in providing a stable foundation; it is what we stand, walk and run on.  If...

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Batten and Buford, A Look Back

Batten and Buford, A Look Back
Batten and Buford, A Look Back For this month’s great race, I’m taking it back to my favorite race of all time in the history of track and field, and that would be the women’s 400 meter hurdle final at the 1995 World Championships in Sweden. In that race, Americans Kim Batten and Tonja Buford...

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300/400H Race Indicator Workout

300/400H Race Indicator Workout
300/400H Race Indicator Workout We’re now in that time of year when we want to have an idea from our workouts of how fast we should be able to run in the meets. That’s why this is the time of year to incorporate what I call “race indicator” workouts into the training plan. Such workouts...

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Developing a Race Rhythm in the Long Hurdles

Developing a Race Rhythm in the Long Hurdles
Developing a Race Rhythm in the Long Hurdles At the high school level, or in coaching any hurdler who is new to the long hurdles, or who has never put any emphasis on developing a consistent stride pattern even if he or she has been hurdling for a long time, rhythm work becomes an essential...

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