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High Jump

Unread postby VaultPurple » Sat May 07, 2011 12:16 am

Does anyone have any good information on how to high jump? Any good videos that teach you step by step? I know some of the basics but do not know the technical parts about what the jumper should be thinking about trying to do with their feet, arms and body at the run and take off. Should last strides be longer or shorter, and should you have a quick last step or push into the take off leg? I am trying to train a multi guy this summer and that is pretty much one event I know nothing about.


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Re: High Jump

Unread postby dj » Sat May 07, 2011 5:18 am


there is a lot of good info on YouTube...

also the 8' jump of Sotomeyor... rhythm, postured start with the last four steps ...!!accelerated.. like running up a short flight of stairs...


jump vertical and drive the lead knee ----- up... hard and in the direction of the far standard... when the curve is correct the jumper will turn automatically around the vertical axis... until the arms "open" ... by then you are "back to the bar" and should be rotating around the hips horizontal axis.. into a backbend/back flip...

the best way to learn or work on the approach is to run down the right basketball lane line and curve in the last 4 steps and dunk a ball, tennis, volleyball etc... if you are not jumping that high tapping the net with the right arm for left footed jumpers is good.. make sure you "travel" before and after the jump... don't run in "stop" -jump- and come down under the net...

keep adding speed so your takeoff is farther out and you land further past the goal/net...


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Re: High Jump

Unread postby mcavarano » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:23 pm

hi i am a high school high jumper and i have been doing it for 4 years now. i am in no way a professional but ive been told my technique is quite good. below i will post some videos i believe might help you out a bit. also feel free to send me a msg with any questions and ill try to answer them




there you go first two are more technique and the last one is and example of a work out most high jumpers use

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