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Curriculum Guide for the Hurdles with Karim Wahab

Curriculum Guide for the Hurdles with Karim Wahab

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with Karim Abdel Wahab, Colorado State University Assistant Coach/Sprints, Hurdles and Relays; Coach of the Egyptian National Record Holders in the 100, 200 and 400; Member of the Egyptian Olympic Games Coaching Staff

Colorado State Assistant Coach Karim Abdel Waheb shows you how to develop championship-grade high hurdlers. Using demonstrations and clear graphics, Coach Abdel Waheb shares drills and plans for designing sequential workouts that will enhance your athletes' performance in your most important meets.

Coach Adbel Waheb shares a step-by-step annual plan that he has used successfully for over 17 years to produce Olympic medal winners and championship caliber athletes. He demonstrates more than 70 drills that are important to developing high hurdlers. The drill sequence starts with basic warm-ups and continues into his Six Phases of Skill Development. Coach Waheb uses his drills to teach:

  • Proper mechanics needed to explode out of the blocks
  • Consistent stride pattern
  • Aggressiveness over the hurdles
  • A faster trail leg action
  • Balanced speed development
  • Turnover between hurdles
  • Hurdle clearance

Coach Abdel Waheb begins his presentation with a detailed look at Colorado State's hurdle-specific warm-up. Assisted by Colorado State athletes, Coach Abdel Waheb demonstrates the proper development and execution of these drills, and then moves into proper starting and hurdling techniques, stressing that a hurdler is also still a sprinter.

Finally Coach Abdel Waheb shares a detailed, season-long plan to develop hurdlers using his six phases of development, a system that begins at the start of the school year and concludes with the championship season. Contained in Abdel Waheb's season-long training guide, is a complete breakdown of the specific drills needed to become a successful high hurdler.

Coach Abdel Waheb's presentation is an excellent resource for both beginning and experienced hurdlers and coaches. His clear explanations of drills and, specifically, why they are done is illuminating, and his seasonal plan is a great boon to coaches who need guidance in this area. 72 minutes. 2014.