Quick Step Drill With David Oliver
October 15, 2008
U.S. Olympic 110m hurdler and 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist David Oliver performs a quick step drill, with U.S. Olympic Strength Coach Randy Hadley.
About the Video
Randy Hadley: About four to five hurtles probably about one hurtle length apart and again it's just a quick step drill to get the quickness
of the motion over the hurdle, staying compact, staying compressed and just getting the body where it needs to be in the proper position in a reactive motion. The thing is staying compressed, getting the heel to the butt, bring the arms, staying compressed on both sides, horizontal and vertically and just getting that quickness; bringing the heel to the butt, getting it close, getting it through quickly.
They get up and they're in such a hurry to get over it, to get it over with, they don't take the time of actually going through the proper form and again allowing the body to go through those zones and the motions it's supposed to go through; allowing the heal to get to the body and then come all the way through to its plant position.
A lot of times we just get it up and get it back down. We never allow it to maximize its potential. Three sets of four, something like that. Again basically the athlete's needs once again is to accomplish quality over quantity sometimes which is very important.