but my wife wants me off the computer
(a lesson for you KT!!!)
Go to a playground after a heavy rain.
Little kids can jump over a puddle.
They know to get a running start to clear a bigger puddle.
They know the fastest kid jumps the farthest.
If "the Big Bad Track Coach" shows up and tells the kid that he or she will never see their Mommy again if the dont clear the biggest puddle, they will find a way to.
If the same "Big Bad Track Coach" morphs into a cardigan wearing Mr. Rogers appearing Track Coach, who in a soft tone and with great patience, teaches the same kid about the penultimate phase of his/her jump……that kid is gonna get wet!!!
Yes there is a penultimate step and yes it is important. No, it is not taught very well in 95% of the coach athlete interactions, top to bottom in this country. No, there is not a simple answer as to how to teach it because different athletes will benefit or suffer from different factors. But you can narrow down to get close to an answer by reviewing components and prioritizing them.
As I have said earlier, the horizontial kinetic energy is of prime importance, must be generated, must be converted (with in optimal angle of attack-departure)
and therefore also must be conserved (one will lose some of the energy in the conversion, so all other things equal, he who loses less is better off)
YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ MY LATEST, eclectic borrow, from disparate sources, tweaked so much, that it is a new organic whole…
Be the pig, be the golf ball, and dont land too close to the board.
Pretty much says it all doesnt it?
(if you had had consecutative snow stroms of 2', 3' 1' in two weeks you'd be a little crazed too)
But in all serious, while the hen gives an egg, the pig gives its life for your breakfast thus, Be the Pig = give it your all. Be the golf ball = your LJ should be taught/thought of as a quick deflection/redirection off the ground. The golf ball is a more efficient user of kinetic energy than is the beach ball.
Lastly, "Dont land too close to the board is a 3rd generation steal Dick Booth to Paul Souza to me, but no less valuable in its simplicity!!!