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Coaching Athletics Quarterly
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 17:51

Long Jump: A Closer Look at Take-Off

Written by AW- John Shepherd
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John Shepherd delves into the detail of long jump improvement

Researchers have focused on what happens at take-off, as well as the penultimate step, and how this affects distance achieved in the long jump.

Specifically, the team analysed the male and female long jump finalists at the 2008 World Indoor Championships in Valencia, where Chris Tomlinson (pictured) picked up a silver.

The jumpers had their positioning and movements through take-off analysed by high-speed cameras.

Read more at http://www.athleticsweekly.com/performance/long-jump-closer-look-at-take-off-86703#Jg3gfXKAxbbHLr5M.99
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