The Double Arm Shift

The double-arm shift is a forgotten hurdling technique. Instead of extending one’s lead arm as the trail arm hangs back during hurdle clearance, the double-arm shift involves pushing both arms forward!

Photo from Steve McGill of Hurdles First

Coach Steve McGill of Hurdles First fame has written much literature on the premiere exemplar of the double-arm shift, the 1972 Munich Olympic Champion Rodney Milburn.

To learn more of Rodney Milburn and this classic hurdling style, read McGill’s Rodney Milburn: “The Double Armed Man” feature.

Video credit:

thofyrv

Note:  Since the last two entries were about football, I just have to write an honest-to-goodness athletics digest. After all, this is a track blog!

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