I’m in my senior year in high school. Have jumped 6’4 about 5 times. Have long jumped over 21′ twice (both indoor this winter) and TJ’d 42’8.
I’d really like to place at state in all three (last year placed 3rd in HJ). I’d like to win state in the HJ.
As for the videos, the first one is this spring. It’s a USATF meet. Since we have no indoor season, I wasn’t able to practice for this meet, (only train…weights, weekend bball, and sports acceleration treadmills). I still managed two PR’s in horizontal jumps and tied HJ PR of 6’4 (although closest ever attempt to 6’6).
Second video is the most recent meet (last Tuesday). It was fairly cold and the HJ comp took about 3 hours. After I won at 6′ I took a couple attempts at 6’5 for an outright school record. Legs were a little cold and stiff, but crowd adrenaline balanced it out.
As for the long jump, what would you suggest? One big thing that pops out to me is the double arm drive (probably should fix that) and also landing (I’m leaning back and streching legs out instead of leaning forward and putting arms back). Also any comments on takeoff mechanics would be appreciated.
TJ needs a lot of form work I’m sure. I never seem to get anything out of the last phase and it always feels like I’m pounding instead of springing down the track.
HJ main thing appears to be rotation over bar. I have plenty of rotation at lower heights(like 5’8), but once I get up there my head’s barely getting horizontal with my knees over the bar. I see a lot of good jumpers with their heads well below the level of the bar by the time they kick. How should I fix my approach to fix that? Looking at elite jumpers, they all seem to have more approach speed. If I move my mark back and increase approach speed (also by effect moving takeoff mark further from bar and lengthening parabola), will it give me greater angular momentum at takeoff and better rotation?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don’t have as much time devoted to work on the jumps this year. I’m doing decathlon next year so most of my practice time is being devoted to other events that I need to learn (hurdles, sprints, pv).