In this video lesson, Athletics Instructor Saidia Rafel teaches how to do the karaoke hurdle agility drill in this free tutorial on tips for great hurdling.
Video Transcript: SAIDIA RAFEL: "And, we're back. We're on the track and we're taking the basics of what we learned over there and we're going to transition over here to the hurdles. I know you guys have been waiting to see these bad boys. The first drill we're going to do, there's two parts to this drill. I like to call it the karaoke hurdle drill because it's similar to what I was showing you at the very beginning with the basic sprint warm-up drills. The first one, we're going to be standing in place and the second one we're going to be moving down the track. This is called the karaoke hurdle drill. With the karaoke hurdle drill what you want to do, again, is always opposite arm opposite leg action and staying on the balls of your feet. When you come up, you come over and when you come up, you come over. You should have a rhythm going when you do this for the stationary drill. Simply get a little bounce going and up, up, up, and you're going inside as you go. Then you can also reverse that motion and go out. It's a lot easier, as you can see, to go out for this drill. What it does is it gets you on a rhythm, gets your flexibility going and keep building up your strength. Like I said, you can also do it going down as you hurdle as well. Up, up, up, up, up. Then reverse the direction. Up, up, up. This is a good way to switch things up so that he workout isn't getting monotonous, you're athlete is continuing to build and build up that foundation in the fundamentals of hurdling. That's the karaoke hurdle drill."
In this course, Athletics Instructor Saidia Rafel gives 13 video lectures on Hurdle Agility Drills & Tips for Great Hurdling. Learn hurdle agility drills and tips for great hurdling from expert hurdler Saidia Rafel. Saidia will teach you A skip hurdle drills, how to warm up for running the hurdles, and the karaoke hurdle drill. She will give you free expert tips for great hurdling such as how to determine your lead leg, how to alternate steps when running the 110m hurdles and the 400m hurdles, and how to stay hydrated when hurdling.