[quote author="W.E. Price" date="1365378286"]Sounds like an athlete we have. And respectfully could be quite different in physical makeup and related attributes as the original poster. He’s a jump dominant TJ’er that has since made a few alterations with his phases.
RRtj1131 (PW: jumping)
His takeoff leg has been switched to favor better control through the phases. However the major changes were to “unlock” the hamstring of the free leg during the hop phase. The hamstring is no longer engaged to flex the knee and the leg now swings freely with the foot dorsi-flexed as opposed to the plantar-flexed position in the video.
Posture and use of the arms during changeover in phase has slightly improved as well in practice. However consistency in competition remains a problem since getting used to the takeoff leg switch, as well as runup rhythm, has delayed the progress we see in practice sessions.
The first change I would have done with the athlete in this picture is move back to next take off mark and look at the difference.[/quote]
You’re correct. I did forget to mention that as well. This athlete is quite stubborn about things but we were able to convince him after these attempts to move back a mark. And only after his step phase was landing him at the lip of the pit after alterations were made.