Russian Hurdles


What I like about the refinement of today is that many coaches are using PVC pipe hurdles to make the walk-overs lower so that the pelvis doesn’t get into lumbar movements. I also like the change in hurdle heights so that spinal flexion can be decreased so it’s more of a lateral squat. The key take away is to look at refining things instead of tossing the baby with the bathwater. Most that attack this video as example of track coaches not knowing about anatomy forget that this video was recorded when most coaches were in in kindergarten.

Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
Carl Valle

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