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 don’t hold their curve and the force from their runup approach is pulling them towards the mat. The curve needs to be held and the athlete must take-off at the exact position so that their body is in the right position to take-off vertically.
Look at a vertical point above the bar.
Many athletes jump in the direction that they are looking in. If you look at the bar, it’s very likely that you will jump in the direction of the bar.
Instead, you need to find another reference point to look at so that your body will travel vertically in that position, rather than horizontally into the bar.
Look at this video below for a better reference.
@highjumpclub See over the bar to help you jump higher more easily in high jump #highjump #highjumptraining #highjumpdrills ♬ original sound – High Jump Club
Focus on jumping vertically.
Many athletes don’t consider jumping vertically. Once you are about to attempt the jump, focus on jumping upwards and trust that the centripetal force will take you over the bar.
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