The main thing that will make you jump higher is your speed, strength and explosive power that will give you a mighty vertical leap. Investing in items such as orthotics will help you improve the 20% of your high jumping performance, which is what you need to start considering seriously once you have started to […]
Are you cutting your curve in the high jump?
This is going to be a short, but hopefully important post as many high jumpers tend to have a problem cutting the curve in their approach to taking off. Typically, this happens when high jumpers face higher heights. Instead of maintaining their rhythm and technique to run a curve that will position their body at an […]
How do you get good at high jump?
I saw this question online. My younger brother is an elite level high jumper and I was once Australian junior champion when I was at school. One of the things that we both agree on is the approach needed to become a champion high jumper. The winning height that you will achieve on the day […]
How to win the high jump event.
When I was doing high jump, the thing that always kept me going was the pursuit to win. In the early days, I used to lose the event, but I knew that one day I would improve so much so that I would win and even possibly break records. If this sounds like a similar […]
Can you wear two different shoes when doing the high jump?
When I used to do the high jump, I was known for wearing two different shoes. I would wear a normal all-round running spike on my non-jumping foot and I would wear a high jump spike on my jumping foot. Prior to wearing two different shoes, I only wore the normal running spikes to jump […]
Getting the curve right in high jump.
When I used to do the high jump, one of the things that plagued my progression was the curve. It’s something that my coaches tried to work with me on for years. I had been able to win the state level championships in Queensland, Australia and break the state record at 14 years old with […]
How to do high jump training at home.
One of the challenges people have when it comes to doing high jump training is that they feel like they don’t have access to the necessary facilities to help them train. The good thing about the high jump event is that it relies more on the body’s physical conditioning rather than the technical aspects of […]
What height should you be aiming to clear at different ages in high jump?
These are suggested heights that you should aim to clear to be among the elite high jumpers in your age group. If you clear heights that are much higher, then you will be seen as a better athlete. Suggested male high jump clearances. Age Height (Metric) Height (Feet) 10 1.20m 3.94 11 1.30m 4.27 12 […]
What performances should I aim for in other events to perform well in the high jump?
It’s good for you to have an idea about the benchmark performances you should accomplish in other events in order to help perform well in the high jump. These should be taken with a grain of salt, as your high jump specific training will determine how well you will perform. Men Event Performance target 100m […]
Do you jump over the bar correctly in high jump?
One of the common problems people experience when doing the high jump is that they don’t maximise their centre of gravity over the bar. The second major error that they tend to make is that they travel along the bar and end up landing on the bar, when they could have easily cleared the height. […]