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How to Fix a Lazy Hurdle Trail Leg

If you attend clinics and seminars with any degree of regularity, you know that some of the best information gets shared between sessions and at the social when talking shop with presenters and other coaches. That’s why I think the Q&A aspect of Coach Veney’s new Advanced Hurdle Development program is extremely underrated. Today, I’m…

How to Fix 6 Common Mistakes in the Sprint Hurdles

When starting a new track season, many coaches and athletes alike busy themselves setting goals based on performances from the previous year. Getting faster, stronger, tougher, and more powerful are among the many attributes that when increased can lead to new personal bests.  But sometimes the new goals are still a ways off due to…

“Working the Dirt II”

Let’s look at three more hurdle qualities I believe can assist coaches in making them better able to make your “Newbie” hurdlers fast and your experienced hurdlers faster. I had a community college guy who was competition in his first decathlon, and was terrified of the high hurdles. The hurdle height did not scare him…

Sprint Hurdle 101

In this prep for the Master class, we are going to cover the basics of what hurdling is and what hurdling isn’t. First, hurdling is not gathering together everyone that isn’t fast enough to run the short sprints or gain a spot on the 4×100 relay. If you will avoid this first No-No, you will…

Speed Endurance for the Sprint Hurdles

Every sprint race has a period where the ability to hold off the effects of fatigue hurts overall performance. In the 100 meter and 100 meter sprint hurdle races, the transition from acceleration, to top end and speed endurance are almost identical. Both races hit max velocity at almost the same location in sub-elite and…

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