Run Hurdles Faster

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At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Kerron Clement won silver in the 400m hurdles. This time around, in London, he's hoping to win gold. Now back with Michael Holloway, his coach at the University of Florida in Gainesville (Clement is an alum), he's getting ready for the Olympic Trials. Here's a drill he does to improve his speed:

The Five-Step Drill

  • Set up three or four hurdles at 42 inches high
  • Moving at half speed or slower and using proper form, leap over each hurdle in order, leading with same leg
  • Keep knee and toes flexed up when going over hurdles

Sets/Reps: 5x4 hurdles


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