In this video lesson, Athletics Instructor Saidia Rafel teaches the straight leg hurdling warm up in this free video on hurdling tips to become a better hurdler.
Video Transcript: SAIDIA RAFEL: "Then we have the straight leg drill which goes into the beginning of the workout. As I said, this is a general type of warm-up that any athlete can do but it really helps with the hurdlers because it allows for maximum range of motion, flexibility, warming up your hip flexors, and getting an ultimate range of motion when you're warming up. This is called the straight leg drill. People also call it the scissors. You simply one leg out and an arm out and just touch your toes. Alternate and do that as you move down the track and skip. It's like this. You want to keep your leg straight. You don't want to bend it so much just so that you can reach your toes. You want to build up that flexibility to where you can actually hit your toes with your leg straight. That's the straight leg 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.