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How to Hurdle

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How To Hurdle

Did you know that there are a number of techniques you can use to hurdle ?

Neither did I !

Since starting this journey to the Olympics I have learned more about hurdling than I had fathomed !

Something you want to know about hurdling ?

I guarantee I know it now !

How To Hurdle

So there are 3 main forms of hurdling that I discuss in this video .

Watch below !

How To Hurdle

How to Hurdle

American Style Hurdling

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American Style Hurdling

American Style Hurdling is “box like” . Very square with the hurdle. If you notice in the picture Jason Richardson is parallel to the hurdle. His hips and shoulders are both aligned with the hurdle.

American Style Hurdling is a very aggressive style of hurdling. Requiring more strength to execute properly .

How to Hurdle

European Style Hurdling

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Or “Side Ways Hurdling “. Take a look at Daniel Kisses hip and shoulder positions. One shoulder is slightly cocked more forward than the other, and the trail hip is back further than other.

European Style Hurdling is very “dainty” and more a ease. A go with the flow type of hurdling. It is much easier and less aggressive than the American Style Hurdling.

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Blends

As you can imagine, blend hurdling is a combination of both European Style Hurdling and American Style Hurdling. A few hurdlers who are able to execute both will do a combination of the two, as a part of race strategy.

Can you spot the difference in the Hurdlers Now ?

She is most definitely Jigging with joy !

Sally Pearson

Comments 28

  1. Wow! That’s an extreme sport even for me. HAHA :)) I’ve never tried hurdling, I see it as something that’s rather difficult. Or maybe because I ain’t sporty :(

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  2. I hope I can do those hurdles too in one of my obstacle race.

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  3. Wow!!! I’ll be giggling with joy too if that was me!!! Great performance!!!

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  4. wow that is indeed extreme for me!! last time i jumped that high was when i am doing gymnast back in high school haha xx

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  5. I can imagine myself doing it, but then again, Good luck to me!

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  6. I’m gonna practice doing hurdles now that I know the various ways of doing so. thanks.

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  7. ivansaldajeno

    I’m gonna practice doing hurdles now that I know the various ways of doing so.

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  8. I don’t think I’ll ever try hurdling. I’m fine with just running. :)

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  9. maybe if i would do hurdling, my knees will have lots of bruises. yay! which is better? american or european?

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  10. Running is so easy but hurdling??? A very difficult one. I cannot do this race. ^_^

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  11. Correct me If I am wrong. American hurdles emphasize on brute strength while European style is more of the finesse type. Also, to your experience, which style is more favorable when we deal with steeplechase event. BTW good luck on your dream to take part in the 2016 Olympics.

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    • The style is dependent on your body type. Stepple is a little different considering its a longer race… european might be more favorable being that the style uses less energy. but again if your are not built for european style hurdling then it will be difficult for you to do .. and Thank you !

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  12. Haven’t tried hurdling ever since. For me, it’s a type of running or sports designed for super athletic persons.

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  13. You are one of the living example of women empowerment. Cheers! I haven’t tried hurdling I might break all the muscles in my body. ūüėÄ

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  14. woah.. i can’t ever do hurdling.. i’ll prefer running

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