Improving Your Speed in the Long Jump

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Improving Your Speed in the Long Jump

Improving your speed in the long jump – critical to good distance – can be accomplished in much the same way you would train for any sprint event… except that you won't be starting from blocks. General information on increasing sprinting speed can be found in good track and field coaching manuals.

Basically, you'll need to increase core strength (circuit or weight training) and work out a running program with your coach that includes speed interval training. Don't neglect your long jump form drills, either. As your running speed increases, so may your stride… which could possibly throw you off a bit on your approach.

   

Comments

6/4/2007 12:33:56 PM
sejk said:

wateva this site is so rubbish i can't be bothered to read it


10/28/2007 11:10:45 AM
loser pants said:

I think that you should write more about the body and what you need to become a long jumper.


6/20/2011 7:53:42 AM
anu said:

that good.but if we look at the place where we want to reach during jump we sometimes got fouled off




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