Have you been high jumping in normal shoes, running spikes or even barefoot? Do you think that investing in high jump spikes will improve your performance? To excel in high jump, you want to have the right apparel that will allow you to train and perform effectively. BUT, upgrading to high jump spikes won’t automatically […]
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How important is it to visualize when doing high jump?
Visualization is a key part to your success in high jump. Many elite athletes use visualization techniques to gain a competitive edge over their competitors and to train their body and mind to execute the necessary movements that will allow them to perfect their approach, take-off and clearance over the bar. Typically, you will see […]
How much money do high jumpers make?
Have you ever wondered how much money high jumpers make in their career and wondered whether it can be pursued as a profession? Many track and field athletes struggle to earn an income from the sport and are driven by their will to achieve ‘Olympic glory’ rather than pursuing financial gain. Even those athletes that […]
What is high jump?
High jump is a track and field event that tests the people’s ability to jump and clear a bar at the greatest height. The event is fascinating because it puts into perspective people’s ability to defy gravity and their own physical stature in order to propel themselves to heights beyond most people’s imaginations. Saying that […]
What is the high jump world record?
The high jump world record is an astonishing one and has risen greatly over the past 100 years. Currently, the world record is held by Javier Sotomayor from Cuba, who jumped 2.45m to set the world record in 1993. He is the only person to have ever jumped over 8 feet in height (8 feet, […]
White men can’t jump? Neither can any other ethnic race except black! That is simply not true.
It’s time to separate fact from fiction. Ever since Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson graced shared their basketball skills on screen, the phrase “White men can’t jump”has been an assumption in society. It goes a bit further to assume that the best jumpers or even athletes in the world are of black heritage. There are […]
Do I need to be tall to be a successful high jumper?
No. There’s an association with the best high jumpers in the world being tall, but some of the most talented high jumpers in history weren’t that tall. Stefan Holm is the most renowned short high jumper from recent years. At a height of 1.81m (or 5 feet and 11 inches), the Swedish high jumper was […]
The high jump scissor kick technique.
For anybody who starts off doing the high jump, they are usually introduced to the scissor kick technique first. Despite many athletes opting to start with the flop technique, learning the scissor kick technique can help the athlete jump higher as they develop their high jumping skill. It is also a great skill to use […]