Complete Track and Field

Posts Tagged with "high jump"

Blog Posts

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’…… More

Read More | 1 Comment

Off Season Training for the Jumper

A common concern and question for the jump coach of any level is simply this. The season is over… now what? If not moving into another sport, what comes next for off season training? Recently for some reason I have been inundated with questions about this time of year, a time of year no one…… More

Read More | 2 Comments

Two New Programs I Highly Recommend

Over the next week, we’ll be promoting two new programs, both of which I highly recommend. I’m letting you know in advance, to be honest, in order to avoid returns from those of you who get the one coming out tomorrow and then realize, next week, that you’d rather have that one. The first new…… More

Read More | 15 Comments

For Jumps Coaches (programs on sale this week)

Jumps coaches – All of Boo Schexnayder’s Jumps Coaching DVDs are on sale this week. You can get any of the individual event DVDs or get the entire 5 DVD package for an even bigger discount. I’ve provided individual links for the full package, the individual jumps DVDs and the accompanying strength and power training…… More

Read More | Comment

Spring Sale + new HJ DVD from Boo Schexnayder

At this point in your time on this planet, I’m confident you understand how a spring sale works. But we’re also launching/releasing/adding Boo Schexnayder’s new ‘High Jump: Technique & Teaching’ DVD (which you can get on its own here) to our curriculum of coaching education resources and expanding his 4 DVD ‘Horizontal Jumps’ package to…… More

Read More | 4 Comments

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…… More

Read More | 2 Comments

Is ‘back arch’ important in the high jump?

Normally we equate a large degree of back arch as a beneficial element of ‘over the bar’ mechanics in the high jump. And by ‘we’ I mean ‘I’ because that is what I thought. But as I was watching Boo Schexnayder’s High Jump Technique and Teaching DVD, he said something quite different. When I posted…… More

Read More | 25 Comments

Track Season 2012: Week 1 of 13

Ah, yes! Track season! Simultaneously the source of great fun and great overwhelm. I’ve already posted my annual plan for the track season. But I thought I’d share my Week 1 microcycle. This is my plan for the first week of practice. Will it go this way? Not likely. But since I know the physiological effect…… More

Read More | 30 Comments

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…… More

Read More | 1 Comment