Harvard University's Marc Mangiacotti teaches his favorite hurdle drills & progressions for developing rhythm in the sprint hurdles (55H – 110HH).
If you coach hurdlers, you’ve no doubt given yourself the full face palm treatment watching them slam the brakes on right before the first hurdle, plant the take off leg in front of them and go vertical, clearing the hurdle by two feet like it’s modified pole vault.
Then, having lost all momentum and any chance at getting into a good rhythm between the hurdles, they slowly bound between the hurdles (or do the old ‘5 step pitter patter’).
There are a number of reasons this happens, but lack of an active cut step or ‘cut and push’ is a prime culprit.
Coach Mangiacotti’s program:
– Details how he addresses this with his hurdlers
– Shows his favorite drills for teaching specific elements of the hurdling process
– Provides progressions for these drills, as well as how he couples them together, moving from the ‘parts’ to the ‘whole’
– Lays out specific drill spacings, take off and touchdown marks and provides parameters for some of his favorite workouts
All this in addition to the fact he has offered to answer your training questions when you have them.
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The program is 58 minutes long, so it’s not a ‘foundational’ program requiring a more significant investment of your time.
And since it’s a digital program you stream online (you can also download the video for offlline viewing, it won’t meet the fate of most of the DVDs in your collection: scratched, lost, or in a pile somewhere.
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