- While in the blocks stare at the ground. (This helps keep from rising too quickly.)
- When the gun goes off gain as much ground as you can with your first step.
- Maintain a low forward lean the first four to five steps.
- When driving the out of the blocks, the one hundred and ten meter hurdler will rise slightly faster than an athlete who is running a one hundred meter dash. (This happens so the athlete can locate the hurdle.)
- At the first hurdle the athlete must go over it in full stride with no stutter steps. (Stutter steps slows the athletes momentum making it difficult to be able to continue to attack the hurdles)