Jumping

Long Jump Landing

Long Jump Technique    The Long Jump Landing Long Jump Landing  – Preparation Preparation for a good landing position starts at take-off with the body moving forward and up, this is called displacement. The displacement occurs on the takeoff when the long jumper moves the body past the takeoff leg. In-Air Preparation During the long …

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Warm Up Progression For Athletes

How to Warm Up For Sports Warm Up Organization Warm up design is important as training design.  Each warm up should have a theme and purpose to help develop bio-motor abilities; event specific needs and prepare for the training session. There are many reasons why a proper warm up for athletes is needed. Building endurance, …

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Strength Training For Track and Field

Strength Training Program Design Terms and Planning Work Capacity: The ability to repeat sub-maximal efforts. In the speed and power events, medicine ball and plate circuits and Olympic lifting combination exercises address work capacity in the weight room. Event specific training exercises can also improve work capacity. Work capacity is part of the initial preparation …

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Strength Training For Speed and Power

Training Speed and Power Events Track Events: 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 110 m Hurdles, 100 m Hurdles, 400 m Hurdles Field Events: Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault, High Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer Terms to Know For Speed and Power Strength is the ability of the neuromuscular system to produce force including (sub-maximal, maximal and relative strength). …

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Long Jump Drills

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

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Track and Field Plyometrics

Plyometric Training 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 of contraction by overloading the neuromuscular system. This is achieved by pre-stretching or shortening of the muscle fibers followed by a rapid dynamic …

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