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post #1 of 4 Old 05-03-2010, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Track-Highjump

Hi, so tomaro is our last track meet against our rivals and I want to do really good in high jump. I've only clearded ft. 4 inches but coach says I've got much more jump than that. I just need to work of postion and stuff so can I have some tips?( I jump from the left)

How many steps do you take? I take 8 and that works well but im not close enough tothe bar when I jump and my J isnt very good, its more of a cut off.

When you jump like, its hard to think about when your jumping full speed but you swing your left arm and leg up then your supposed to go over backwards arch your back and kick your legs out. Its so hard to do or think about all of that while your jumping. Have any tips? That's my biggest issue

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-03-2010, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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I mean I've cleared 4 feet 4 inches.. how high have you cleared?

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-04-2010, 03:26 AM
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I think your good... I can hardly clear anything *rolls eyes* Well, if they take the bar off... ^_^

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-04-2010, 03:57 AM
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I've cleared 124cm when I was fully into high jump. I jump from the left too I did 14 steps though but I shortened my steps as I got closer to the bar, because I find its harder to jump if your legs are so far apart that you get no push off.

Stretching before you begin is a thing that I swear by. Have that little degree more of flexibility can give you the upper leg on the opponents. Plus, you should stretch before any exercise anyway.

I used to hesitate when I first started. That is the worst thing you can do. If your 5 steps away from your take off point and you hesitate, your going to lose all your momentum. The best thing you can do is just be positive and firm that you will clear it. Good luck
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