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Learn a Great Drill to Work on Your Max Velocity!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Cliff Rovelto has experience working with elite athletes and knows what it takes to build championship hurdlers and sprinters. You will learn a great drill for working on max velocity, which helps you maintain form in the later part of the sprint/hurdle events. The athlete will perform an “A” Run with his arms extended over his head.

“A” Run with Arms Extended Overhead

The reason for the arms to be extended overhead is to force the athlete to stand tall when performing the “A” Run. The athlete is staying tall and applying force into the ground with his feet. This drill can be modified for younger athletes by using a medicine ball instead of a bar.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Mega Drills for the Sprints and Hurdles.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on Hurdles.




Understand the Importance in Jump Training for the Hurdles!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Kansas State University Head Track and Field Coach Cliff Rovelto shows us a great series of drills for working on dorsiflexion, which is a key element in the sprint/hurdle events. You will see how to perform a forward double leg hop over a series of 4” banana hurdles. During this exercise, the athlete is staying tall and applying force into the ground with his feet.

Double Leg Hop Drills

These drills can be done all year and in any gym or track complex.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Mega Drills for the Sprints and Hurdles.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on Hurdles.




Work on Your Max Velocity Phase for the Hurdles!

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

Kansas State University Head Track and Field Coach, Cliff Rovelto, provides you with a great drill for working on sprint mechanics that will help with the max velocity phase of the hurdle events. Here, the athlete performs an “A” Run over 4 banana hurdles. This will teach sprint mechanics for the later part of the hurdle event.

“A” Run Over Low Hurdles

One athlete performs this drill. The athlete is staying tall with his thighs parallel to the ground, an important part to applying force into the ground. Coach Rovelto gives an excellent explanation of this drill and goes into why drills are done during practice. This is a great drill to teach running tall and the importance of front side mechanics in applying force into the ground. This drill can be done all year and in any gym or track complex to help give greater meaning to why sprint mechanics are so important during the second half of any sprint/hurdle event.

Gain more insight from, “Mega Drills for the Sprints and Hurdles.” Discover other great Hurdles videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!




New Track & Field Video for the Sprints & Hurdles!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 17, 2014

Over 50 different drills that will inject necessary balance and variation into your practice! Featuring USTFCCCA National Coach of the Year, Cliff Rovelto.

Ultimate Askren

 

  • Maximize the benefits that your athletes receive from their warm-up
  • Learn acceleration drills to optimize block starts and refine mid-race mechanics
  • Improve your athletes’ max velocity mechanics
  • Learn how to design hurdle workouts that simulate race day mechanics

 

 

 

 

More Cliff Rovelto instruction:       

Cliff Rovelto's Complete Guide to the High JumpMega Drills for the Horizontal Jumps




Medicine Ball Routine to Develop Your Hurdlers!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, December 20, 2013

Clemson University Director of Track & Field, Lawrence Johnson, shows us a great block start drill using a medicine ball and a section of high jump mat. The athletes perform a double leg two-handed squat throw onto the high jump mat, simulating the explosive takeoff of a block start.

Medicine Ball Routine

Several athletes are shown performing the drill and many coaching points are given.  This is a great drill to isolate one of the basic power movements of the block start.  Use this drill prior to outdoor practice or as a station in a med ball circuit during the general fitness phase of the season.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, “Building an Explosive Hurdler.” Discover other great Hurdles videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!




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