Hurdle drills are important for athletes to help with reinforcing stability, balance, range of motion, and correct posture. Your clientele, in particular sprinters, hurdlers and other track and field specialists rely on those skills for the winning edge and for injury prevention. Agility drills using Mansion Selects hurdles are excellent for warming up or ending a practice session. Crush limits, not hurdles. For speed, agility, and plyometric drills, it's hard to beat hurdle training and speed ladder drills. That's why these all-purpose hurdles are designed to stand up to the biggest beatings and heaviest athletes. Lightweight, durable, and featuring bounce-back construction, they come in packs of six.
For further fitness benefits, conduct speed and agility drills barefoot and on sand or grass. Add a medicine ball to increase the challenge even more. Effective agility exercises include hurdle walking drills. These drills consist of walking with alternate lead legs over the hurdles, or side skipping over each hurdle, and hopping on one foot between the hurdles while changing lead legs over the hurdles. Hurdle drills are excellent for increasing your runners' range of motion, core strength and flexibility and as such, they should be incorporated into the training routine two to three times per week. It's important to note that precision while doing hurdle training is important to your athlete's success. If hurdle drills are done incorrectly, bad habits can develop that can lead to reduced performance as well as to injury. Thus speed is not as important as form when it comes to using Mansion Selects 6X hurdles. Observe your athletes and help them learn correct form before letting them do hurdle training on their own. Done correctly, hurdle agility drills will help your runners develop flexible hips and groin regions, leading to their ability to fully take advantage of their stride on the track and field.