Category Archives: Jumping Events

Long Jump Drills

Long Jumps Drills Approach to Take Off By Travis Geopfert, University of Arkansas Long Jump Approach Types Blind 5 step approach- Do this off of runway.  Coach uses chalk to mark 5th step.  (Only count contacts of take-off foot.  Step 1, step 2, step 3…etc.)  Consistent first 2 steps.  Good rhythm.  Athlete can not change…

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Track and Field Plyometrics

Plyometric Training for Track and Field Athletes Many track and field athletes use plyometric training; it is commonly associated with jumping activities for all athletes. THE PURPOSE To improve speed, power, rhythm, event specific strength and endurance: depending on the exercises, recovery period and repetitions. THE SCIENCE Plyometrics work because the exercises improve the rate…

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