I am currently dealing with a big problem I’m having with hurdles – it seems like I’m jumping up over then rather than “striding” low across them like an actual hurdler. I think maybe its the fact that I am predominantly a good jumper, so it seems like a natural reflect to jump but at the same time I don’t feel like I’m as far above the hurdle as I actually am (like 6-8″ at least sometimes).
I’m 5’11”, 180 lbs, with relatively long legs but not disproportionately so – not exactly sure how to describe it any better.
I’m not sure whether it’s simply a confidence issue to get closer to the hurdle, a flexibility issue with my hips that because my trail leg can’t go high enough I compensate by leaping, or a combination of the two.
I can attack the hurdles with all the confidence in the world but sometimes that makes me jump higher over it.
Any suggestions? I know a video would help tremendously, I’ll try to get one up.
Thanks in advance.