The High Jump Approach
The jump approach is the most important aspect of the whole event. It must be practiced hundreds of times each season to ensure the correct technique and correct positioning for take-off.
The athlete must establish his steps and be able to accurately measure these steps for total accuracy throughout the season.
The approach implies a gradual J to crossbar jump. This approach allows J:
1) More horizontal speed
2) the ability to spin in the air (centripetal force)
3) Place the athlete in a good position for takeoff
4) is easy to teach
The focus should be a gradual acceleration that is neither a speed race nor a run, but rather a strictly controlled sprain. The focus should be between 8-12 where the athlete does not work with a form of high inflatable gazelle stroke. Emphasis should be on a good engineering career. The athlete should focus on the transition to the phase of the focus curve. This part is where many big jumps are missed. The athlete should ensure that they are based on the ankles, not the hips. They should also make sure they do not come off the curve, but putting one foot in front of the other. Many runners are former players of basketball or soccer players, these athletes have the habit of “cutting” inside or outside. Make sure they are on this curve.
Often, athletes do not want to practice approaches that just want to jump. Remember that you can not switch to the flight path once the ground comes out so the approach is perfect.