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Speed training – use of hurdles
I am often asked what equipment is needed for training speed. I am a bit of a luddite when it comes to such things, thinking that I should develop my own coaching and observation before using gadgets
A good video camera and playback machine is necessary for good athletes, but for the majority, my eye is ok.
The use of high hurdles helps with hip power and alignment. The athletes shown here were doing a static jump over the first hurdle, immediately followed by a reactive jump over the second.
The idea is to help improve hip control as well as foot reactivity from the floor.
They did this twice followed by running to reinforce this action, then more drills and then more running.
I find that one coaching point per drill, followed by rehearsing that into running is effective.
These athletes followed the Jump Higher programme
During the build up to the Beijing Paralympics I was fortunate to be able to train with Excelsior. During this time James delivered a specific eleven month training block to me starting from base fitness up to more complex circuits and exercises. James would always take part in our sessions and this really helped motivate me, as we would push each other to achieve during the sessions. James was flexible around my shift work and would always answer any questions I had, however daft they sounded!
10 Apr 2019
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