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Increase Hurdler Acceleration Out of the Blocks!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, February 1, 2015

Teach your hurdlers how to explode out of the blocks with this drill progression from Colorado State University assistant coach Karim Abdel Wahab. Coach Wahab wants runners to come out of the blocks with their body on one line through the knees, hips, shoulders and ears.

Acceleration Progression for Hurdlers

Drill Summary: Runners begin the progression with the lean and catch, where they practice keeping their body in line to get the feel for the proper position out of the blocks. Next, runners get on their knees and practice their arm separation, focusing on getting big separation between both elbows. Finally, both techniques are combined in the post up movement simulation.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Curriculum Guide for the Hurdles.” View other world class Track & Field videos!






Develop Power for Greater Acceleration in the Sprints!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Maurice Wilson was the Jamaican National Team Head Coach at the 2012 Olympic Games, and now he shows you a great drill for working on explosive power during the acceleration phase of the sprints. Athletes will perform an under-hand squat toss with a medicine ball. This will focus on triple extension of the hips, knees, and ankles which is key in explosive power.

Medicine Ball Bucket Toss Drill

Two athletes preform this drill. Both times the film is shown in regular speed and slow-motion so that you can see the breakdown of the drill. Coach Wilson gives cues on what to look for with hip placement of the athletes. This is a great drill to isolate and teach explosive power for starting out of the blocks and the acceleration phase. This drill can be done all year and in any gym or track complex.

Gain more insight from, “Sprint Training the Jamaican Way.” Discover other great Sprints videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!




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