Thursday, April 24, 2014

How To Make Mobility, Agility, and Jumping Hurdles

Box jumping is awesome for athletes.  It trains rate of force development and provides an easy landing.

BUT being explosive and being elastic are two different things…more on that with an article and video this week.

Athletes need to recover from a jump and accelerate quickly, and hurdle jumps are perfect for this training.   Unfortunately hurdles are fairly pricey and usually limited in how far they can adjust…

AND, you can’t use them for hurdle mobility (another video coming up next week), because the “X” of the uprights make it impossible to go underneath.

Here’s Your Solution:

Make your own adjustable hurdles out of PVC.  You may make the holes at any height so you can use them for mobility, agility, or max height jumping.  They are more versatile and wayyyyy cheaper.

I’ll give you a shopping list to make 4 hurdles:

  • 5 x 10 feet 1/2 in pvc ($1.66 a length at home depot)
  • PVC glue/cement
  • 24, 1/2 T’s
  • 8, 3/4 T’s
  • 8 1/4 in bolts and wing nuts (or regular nuts)

OPTIONAL: If you need one, pick up a small PVC saw.   You will also need a drill and drill bit to make the holes in the uprights.

TIME: It will take about 60 minutes to make 4 hurdles from start to finish.

Homemade Hurdle Instructional Video

=>MY CHALLENGE TO YOU<=

Make these hurdles and shoot a video of you getting after them!  Height, distance, mobility, anything is fair game.  Make the hurdles and share!

Take action,

Joe Hashey, CSCS

PS.  I just received a big time collegiate testimonial about Bull Strength Conditioning!  Get your copy at the link below, testimonial up next week.





 

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184 Responses to “How To Make Mobility, Agility, and Jumping Hurdles”
  1. Ciretosp says:

    [..YouTube..] A good idea is to have extra crossbars because its pretty easy to break one made of PVC.

  2. Ciretosp says:

    [..YouTube..] A good idea is to have extra crossbars because its pretty easy to break one made of PVC.

  3. Ciretosp says:

    [..YouTube..] A good idea is to have extra crossbars because its pretty easy to break one made of PVC.

  4. Ciretosp says:

    [..YouTube..] A good idea is to have extra crossbars because its pretty easy to break one made of PVC.

  5. Ciretosp says:

    [..YouTube..] A good idea is to have extra crossbars because its pretty easy to break one made of PVC.

  6. Ciretosp says:

    [..YouTube..] A good idea is to have extra crossbars because its pretty easy to break one made of PVC.

  7. Ciretosp says:

    [..YouTube..] A good idea is to have extra crossbars because its pretty easy to break one made of PVC.

  8. Ciretosp says:

    [..YouTube..] A good idea is to have extra crossbars because its pretty easy to break one made of PVC.

  9. Ciretosp says:

    [..YouTube..] A good idea is to have extra crossbars because its pretty easy to break one made of PVC.

  10. Ciretosp says:

    [..YouTube..] A good idea is to have extra crossbars because its pretty easy to break one made of PVC.

  11. Ciretosp says:

    A good idea is to have extra crossbars because its pretty easy to break one made of PVC.

  12. [..YouTube..] looks like u could rip ur sack on the parts sticking up though lol

  13. Ciretosp says:

    [..YouTube..] A good idea is to have extra crossbars because its pretty easy to break one made of PVC.

  14. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  15. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  16. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  17. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  18. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  19. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  20. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  21. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  22. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  23. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  24. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  25. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  26. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  27. Marinedude2 says:

    did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  28. Marinedude2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @postjam did you try that with a pillow sheet with sand inside.

  29. [..YouTube..] how long is the pvc before u cut it in half?????

  30. [..YouTube..] how long is the pvc before u cut it in half?????

  31. PaigeyMarie22 says:

    how long is the pvc before u cut it in half?????

  32. FIT1AZ says:

    Thanks for the great idea and instructions. I believe your parts list is incorrect and your list in the video is incorrect.
    In the video you list the pieces for 1 hurdle but the quantity is only for 1 base (you need 2 per hurdle). Your parts list for 1/2″ pvc is short by 24″ (doing it the way you show it – one base per hurdle). It is 128″ short doing it with two bases (correct way). 600″ = (5) 10′ 1/2″ pvc. 90+20+6+40 x4=624 (1 base each). 90+40+12+40=728 (2 bases each). ??? Maybe I’m wrong.

  33. skip2mylou05 says:

    Hey man where can you buy all this plastic and stuff? Bare in mind I live in the UK so we dont really have shops with everything in.

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