You can create extra arch by raising your hips and butt when doing the high jump. But the way to do it isn’t just by trying to arch more. To raise your hips and butt more, you need to do the following. You need to open up your hips. This means you need to transition […]
How to stop hitting the bar with your heels in high jump
It’s frustrating when you keep on hitting the bar with your heels in the high jump. It’s even more frustrating when people say that all you need to do is kick your heels faster. Sometimes that is the case, but most of the time, it is due to other factors that affect your high jumping […]
How to stop jumping into the bar in high jump
Jumping into the bar is almost a guaranteed way to hit the bar on the way up. This forces you to jump long instead of jumping high. There are a few ways to stop yourself from jumping into the bar in the high jump. Hold the curve on your runup. Athletes may find that they […]
How to stop your toe dragging in high jump
The easiest way to stop dragging your toe when doing the high jump is to do the following. Keep your toes up when you are running. Focus on bouncing on the ball of your foot and your big toe. Imagine that you are stepping over a box or stepping over your ankles. Mentally visualize that […]
What height should you get in high jump if you can dunk a basketball?
If you can grab the ring on a basketball court with one hand, you should be able to clear 1.90m to 2m at least in the high jump. When I was 15 years old, I was playing basketball and I had developed so much explosive power with playing basketball, rebounding, and doing plyometrics training (as […]
Workouts to increase vertical jump (Jump higher!)
I’m excited to share this with you because I love jumping high. And I want you to be able to jump high with me. No matter your age, sex, gender, interest, or height, you will be able to increase your vertical jumping ability with the right progressive training. In this post, there is no B.S. […]
What other sports can help you jump higher?
There are a few sports that can help develop the strength, power, speed, stamina, and endurance to perform very well in the high jump. If you play the sport for a season of 6-12 weeks prior to the athletics season, you should develop a strong physical base that will help you jump higher in the […]
How important is it to have good high jump form?
Having good high jump form will help you get the extra edge in the high jump event. However, the main focus for a high jumper is to improve their conditioning so that their body has the ability to get the vertical height to clear the jump. Good high jump form will allow the athlete to […]
Speed exercises for high jumpers
For many high jumpers, speed will be a factor for them jumping high in the high jump. The speed needs to be controlled and the horizontal force and velocity needs to be transferred into vertical height. The more controlled speed the athlete can manage, the vertical height they can generate. Speed exercises for high jump […]
How to jump off one foot
There are double-footed jumpers and there are single-footed jumpers. Double-footed jumpers tend to have difficulty jumping off one foot when they want to maximise their vertical leap. The main reason for this is they aren’t aware of their body’s mechanics that will help them maximise their jump. Why can you jump higher off one foot? […]