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High Jump Training
If you want to jump high, you need to improve your core strength (abdominals)
If you want to jump higher, run faster and be more powerful in your high jump, you must improve your core strength. Not only is it good for improving your high jump performance, but it will also minimise the chances of you getting an injury. Especially as you start to take on more explosive movements. […]
Will high jump orthotics help me jump higher?
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
How should you do high jump if it is rainy or wet conditions?
Every high jumper dreads having to jump if it has been raining or if the ground is wet. Even slight dampness in the ground can make a huge difference to your run-up, take-off approach, jumping ability off the ground and safety. Ideally, you won’t have to jump in these conditions, however there will be times […]