Archives for horizontal jumps

Rudiment Hops

Before actual triple jump work is accomplished, a period of time is spent developing general work capacities; rudiment hops is a valued part of this.  It is here where coaches have an awesome opportunity to teach the how’s and why’s of the jump events from its foundation.    Early in the preseason, I begin with…

Speed Endurance Workouts For Jumpers & Combo Sprinter/Jumpers

  Jumping events are defined as acceleration to an optimal speed, followed by an attempt to maintain the highest level of that velocity through the point of takeoff. Speed Endurance workouts gives jumpers the confidence and capacity to challenge the intensities they use in competitions.  But what do speed endurance workouts for jumpers look like? …

Horizontal Jumping 101

Horizontal Jumping 101 By Cameron Gary Running and jumping (along with lifting and throwing) are the most fundamental of human athletic movements. The Olympic Motto of “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (faster, higher, stronger) illustrates the applicability of these basic performance attributes. However, to avoid digressing into a history lesson, suffice it to say that in sprint/jump…