October 13, 2006, Newsletter Issue #36: High Flying

Tip of the Week

There are two schools of thought when it comes to the best long jump flight technique. To hitch or to hang? The hitchkick technique looks like the jumper is running in the air and employs circular arm and leg movements to create secondary axes.

The hang technique is when the jumper extends their arms while slightly arching the back. The goal of both flight long jump techniques is to slow the forward rotation of the body and thus cutting down the time in the air and the distance of the jump.

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