High Jump Tips

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High Jump Tips

Post by kwhitney »

Can you explain the high jump approach.
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1. Use only as much speed as can be controlled at takeoff. Approach length is usually 8-12 strides. The plot of the approach is often described as a "J".
2. Be consistent in acceleration, stride length, and path to the bar.
3. Center of gravity displacement to initiate the curved portion of the approach occurs on the inside leg of the fourth stride of a 10-stride approach.
4. Lean at the ankles, not the waist.
5. Key off the far standard while rotating counter clockwise the shoulder plane during the final three to four strides.
6. Do not over-prepare. A flat footed or heel first grounding of the penultimate stride is usually adequate.
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