Georgia T&F Lead Leg Skip Drill
July 1, 2008
Jon Stuart, Sprints and Hurdles Coach for the University of Georgia Track & Field team explains the Lead Leg Skip Drill for hurdlers
About the Video
University of Georgia shows their leg workout. This leg workout includes skipping between hurtles with the lead leg.
Jon Stuart: We do a lead leg circuit. You're skipping with one step in between the hurtles where your just lifting the knees straight up and straight down. So the lower part of the leg is just going to come straight up the hurdle and come straight down on the other side. It's just going to be as quick as possible.
Once again, just mimicking the lead leg motion in the hurdles and we're also trying to develop same hip flexor strength. Mainly just lift the leg, the knee is going to come straight up and straight down. You don't want to twist or move your lower leg to the left or to the right. Just bring it straight up and straight down.
Common mistakes are really for that particular drill is going to be coaching mistakes, like having the hurdles too close together or too far apart. What will happen is the hurdlers will twist their leg to accommodate. If you're too close you're going to have to squish your knee up close to your body. We do like three sets over eight hurtles. You can do eight to ten hurtles and we do three sets and the rest is going to be about a minute in between.
For more with University of Georgia Coach Jon Stuart, check out Georgia T&F Coach Jon Stuart on Off-Season Training