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Set Up Your High Jump Approach

Does anyone know HOW to set up the curved approach???    The modern high jump approach makes the jumper run in a distinctive shape along the track surface toward the pit, akin to the letter “J”.  By the end of this, you should know how to set up a base line for all your high jumpers’…

Special Considerations for the High Jump Approach

Importance of the High Jump Approach When projected into flight, the center of mass of any object (including the human body) follows a predetermined, predictable, unalterable parabolic curve. Thus, establishment of the proper flight path is totally dependent upon proper force application during ground contact. Since all takeoff forces (including eccentric forces) are applied while…

Ask Boo your high jump questions

As you know, Coach Schexnayder recently released a series of DVDs dedicated, in large part, to the horizontal jumps. This has led to many questions along the lines of: “But, what about high jump questions?” Well, my friend, ask and you shall receive. Boo is currently working on a high jump program. It will be similar to…