January 26, 2007, Newsletter Issue #49: Jump Right In

Tip of the Week

Not so fast! Most student athletes want to literally jump right into the event when they join the high jump team. But before any athlete approaches the pit, they must first learn the proper high jump technique. The success of the high jump depends on consistency.

How high and how well you jump depends almost entirely on what you do on the ground and very little on what you do in the air. High jump technique should be learned from the ground up and from the take off back.

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