September 29, 2006, Newsletter Issue #34: Don't Slow Down

Tip of the Week

The long jump is a smooth, consistent acceleration to the board, followed by a takeoff jump and flight into the pit, while maintaining proper body position that will enable the jumper to take off with maximal velocity and land as far as possible into the pit. The long jump can be examined in five phases: the approachpreparationtakeoff mechanicsflightlanding

The long jump is a study in speed, precision, strength, and technique.

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