Building an Explosive Hurdler

  • Establish a specific warm-up and strength training program for your hurdlers
  • Get a series of glute/hamstring exercises to develop the proper flexibility and range of motion in your hurdlers
  • Over 65 different drills and exercises related to becoming a high level hurdle athlete
  • Set up a series of drills to improve your hurdlers form and technique on starts, takeoffs, and touchdown
  • Learn how to coach starting positions and that all-important first hurdle clearance
with Lawrence Johnson,
Cal State University Northridge Assistant Coach;
Coach of 2016 US Olympians Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins (100M Hurdles) and Dalilah Muhammad (400M Hurdles);
former Clemson University Director of Track & Field and Cross Country;
2x ACC Women’s Coach of the YearWith an easy to follow step-by-step approach to hurdle training, Lawrence Johnson introduces you to a vast series of high level training disciplines for your hurdlers. This is one of the largest collections of easy to follow training drills on the market for both beginning and advanced hurdle coaches.

Opening with the Clemson University hurdle weight program, Coach Johnson shows you specific weight and plyometric drills to help strengthen your sprinters and hurdlers and explains why each drill is used and how to implement it into your season. You will see the Glute/Hamstring Series, the Vertical Integration Series of plyometric exercises, on the track hurdle drills, medicine ball drills, and finally the Olympic Lift Series of strength training exercises.

On the track, Coach Johnson demonstrates a series of Dynamic Warm-Up exercises including an 800m system of technique runs and skips. In all, Johnson and his hurdlers demonstrate over a dozen different drills your hurdlers can use–from beginners to veterans–to improve form, speed, develop flexibility and core strength. He provides coaching points and cues to help you provide feedback to your athletes and help correct common flaws and/or weaknesses.

Johnson closes with technique and drill instruction that covers the hurdle event from start to finish. You will see Start Drills, Block Set-Up, Reaction Drills, Velocity Drills, Rhythm Endurance and Finishing Techniques that will make your athletes better hurdlers.

Let Coach Johnson help you establish a plan for coaching the hurdles throughout your season!