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Thread: Questions for CF regarding hurdle warm-ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Francis
    I never used any hurdle drills- just over the middle
    That's what I was wondering about. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Francis
    I never used any hurdle drills- just over the middle

    im lost what is "just over the middle"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamfb
    im lost what is "just over the middle"
    Didn't do lead and trail leg drills- just over the middle of the hurdle towards the end of the WU and then the race.

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    Do you think it is a waste of time or not needed to do trail leg and lead leg drills off to the side of the hurdles during practice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Francis View Post
    Didn't do lead and trail leg drills- just over the middle of the hurdle towards the end of the WU and then the race.
    Been a while since I've seen this.

    Where, exactly, would you bring the actual hurdle work into the w-u? As part of the build-ups or possibly where the first set of accelerations occur for the sprinters?

    I definitely want to apply the CFTS to my hurdling program for this coming year.

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    Do you think it is a waste of time or not needed to do trail leg and lead leg drills off to the side of the hurdles during practice?
    The trail leg and lead leg drill off the side can allow bad habits to creep in. So we have always done all the drills the middle of the hurdle. I am not sure if it's a waste of time but I am sure you can accomlish everything going over the middle of the hurdle.

    Regarding the warm-up for a hurdle race, the same warm-up as done for sprinting with some additional static hurdle stretching, static trail leg rotation, five step hurdling over 4 H or so and couple of runs over 2 hurdles and then race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket_1014 View Post
    The trail leg and lead leg drill off the side can allow bad habits to creep in. So we have always done all the drills the middle of the hurdle. I am not sure if it's a waste of time but I am sure you can accomlish everything going over the middle of the hurdle.

    Regarding the warm-up for a hurdle race, the same warm-up as done for sprinting with some additional static hurdle stretching, static trail leg rotation, five step hurdling over 4 H or so and couple of runs over 2 hurdles and then race.
    Ditto on the half-hurdle drills. What's the point? You can work on the same aspects in a more holistic way if you stay down the middle rather than the sides.

    As for warm up, it is often a question of what's available. If you have access to hurdles on a warm up track or adjacent area, get over a few 5 stepping or close spaced 3 steps, and then some full speed stuff over 2 to 3 hurdles and maybe a start (block or 3 pt) or two. If there are no hurdles, you do "air" hurdling as suggested. Looks weird, but it works when you have no other options.

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