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Athletics Assignment - The Long Jump All Records - Long Jump - Men World Record Performance Wind Athlete DOB Nat Place Date 8.95 0.3 Mike Powell 11/10/1963 USA Tokyo 30 08 1991 World Leading 2003 Performance Wind Athlete DOB Nat Place Date 8.53 1.3 Yago Lamela 7/24/1977 ESP Castell´┐Żn 19 08 2003 www.iaaf.org - 24/10/2003 www.sportingheroes.net - 24/10/2003, Shown above is Spanish Long Jumper, Yago Lamela. Who recorded 8.53metres, which was the best jump of 2003, set in Castellon, Spain (August). General Rules for the Long Jump 1. Always start behind the takeoff line. 2. The best of three non-consecutive jumps will be marked as the final score. 3. Measure the distance of the jump from the takeoff line / board to the closest impression made in the sand by any part of one's body. 4. Exit pit from the sides or rear, walking back toward the runway and crossing over the takeoff line will result in a foul. 5. Running: Athlete must be able to jump at least 1M, the minimum distance between the toe board and sand pit. 6. Standing: Athlete must use both feet on the take-off. No part of your body is allowed to touch the ground between the takeoff line and the sand Personally I don't have a great deal of experience at the Long Jump, but I felt that the event best met my attributes as well as my body's physical state due to multiple injuries that I have received during the past two years. ...read more.


www.brianmac.demon.co.uk - 24/10/2003 I felt that my posture wasn't maintained throughout the jump, as in the air my body position tilted sideways, and I was maybe because my take off wasn't completely horizontal, which you need to maintain/create velocity. My push off from the board doesn't do justice to my approach to the board, which I feel is good. I need to consider certain factors about my push off from the board: * Should be in a forward and up direction. The jumper should move past the board as takeoff occurs. * Should feature a powerful, forward and upward swing of the free leg. The hip should be involved in this movement. * Should be complete and unhurried. * Proper blocking involves stopping the swinging of the arms and free leg at the instant the jumper leaves the ground. www.athleticslinks.com/trainljump.html - Jonathan Mulkeen 2002, 24/10/2003 I also noted in performance that my landing was affecting the distance of my jump because I was jumping with one leg in front instead of two. So my back leg was hitting the ground first, approximately 30-40cms behind my front leg. During the landing my aims are to get the heels as far away from the take off board as is possible. The ideal landing position is shown in the diagram below where the dotted line represents the projected flight path of the body's centre of gravity. ...read more.


on ground 2. Hop or bound from hoop to hoop 3. Initially place hoops close to each other, then set them progressively farther apart to demand long reaching strides and explosive leg action 4. Use a forward and upward swing of the arms to help each jump Points of Emphasis: Good arm action When to Use: Beginner jumpers, technique work Plyometric Hops (or Bounds) over Low Obstacles Reps: 2 x 5 obstacles Purpose * Develops powerful, explosive leg action * Develop spring in legs Steps 1. Create and place five obstacles one meter apart 2. Hop or bound over the obstacles 3. Land and immediately hop or bound over next obstacle 4. Use arms to obtain height and distance over obstacles Points of Emphasis: Good arm action, Strong knee drive When to Use: Technique work Pop Ups Reps: 10-12 jumps Purpose * Develop hitch kick and arm action in air * Develop height on jump Steps 1. Place hurdle or string or light rope across pit about 5 feet from takeoff board 2. Take Hips Tall position and begin short approach (5-7 strides) 3. Run toward pit with moderate, controlled speed 4. Hit board driving up and out over marker 5. Perform hitch kick and arm action in air and land into pit Points of Emphasis: Athlete can take off at mark closer to pit if needed, Athlete can Step onto low box to help create height, Maintain tall body position in flight When to Use: Beginning of workout; Beginner jumpers www.specialolympics.org/Special+Olympics+Public+Website/English/Coach/Coaching_Guides/Athletics/Section+7/Long+Jump+Drills. ...read more.

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