1st leg over the hurdle. Usually this leg is in an out stretched position bent at the knee 20 degrees or more.
Trailing leg over the hurdle. Usually bent 90 degrees or more at the knee.
Position in which the arms must take during run.
Natural position of muscles at rest.
Term to describe the striking action of the foot.
European Style (hurdling style)
A more finesse style of hurdling with a 15 degree leading leg shoulder. Pro: more fluid with less wear on the body. Con: Less aggressive and often slower.
American Style (hurdling style)
A more aggressive style of hurdling. Effaced to the barrier, more compact. Pro: more violent and aggressive. Generally faster. Con: more wear and tear on body and harder to control.
Technique describing arm action over the hurdle at top speed.
Technique (higher level) of arm action at top speeds.
Technique (higher level) leg action in which the legs move across the ground in a "shuttle" fashion to conserve time and movement. Usually seen in taller athletes.
Training drill. Areas of training drill focused.
Rhythm between hurdles in race mode.
Training and warm-up rhythm.
Number of steps to the first high hurdle. Starting style at high levels and for larger athletes.
Number of steps to the first high hurdle. Normal starting style.
The aggression level, also the angle of attack.
Close in Drills
Hurdles set at 9 ? meters or less. 3 step 100% running start.
Refers to 5-step rhythm with jog between. (Endurance)
Up & Backs
1st 5 hurdles with running start, 2nd 5 hurdles with blocks. 15 seconds rest.