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    High jump

    I am a high jumper.
    Here are my stats

    Standing vertical leap- 32"
    Standing long jump- 9'6"
    Running vertical- 44"
    Running and hurdling straight over something- 5'3"
    High Jump- 6'2"- average 6'
    All from last year- my sophomore year in high school

    You see my stats. Is there potential from just the abilities there I have listed to go higher by Improving my technique and approach? Is there enough jumping ability to go 6'6"?

    I need some advice, because I need to know if I should focus more on my jumping or technique. My coach says that I am "sitting" over the bar right now. I just basically run and jump however I can. I am also not flexible at all, I can barley reach toes with my hands, and I can only hold a back bridge for 10 seconds because I feel so stiff. I dont have a specific jump coach, basically the older kids coached me my sophomore year and freshman year. I am a junior now.

  2. #2
    Krasnayafleur
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    HJ is a pretty dynamic event and flexibility certainly helps. There was a girl who HJed with me in high school who did the same thing- great jumping ability but she sat over the bar. Our coach did a lot of stability ball bridges with her to help with this and her technique has improved a huge amount in just one year. (She jumped 4'4" in her first HS meet and now, at the start of her junior year, she has already jumped 5'6")

    Yes of course there is potential for improvement- there always is.
    What kind of lifting do you do? Any plyometrics?

    As for technique I have usually found it is easiest to focus on one thing at a time. I think over the bar technique should be one of the last things on the list, because if you are not jumping as high as you could or if your run-up and take-off angles are poor, great technique over the bar is irrelevant and can't necessarily save a poor jump.

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    You are jumping well for your age right now. Just keep workin hard. 2 guys from my high school team were where you were at right now, and one of the guys jumped 6'4" his junior year, the other went to the CIF state meet as a junior and jumped 6'8". Of course everyone is different, but just a scenario to give you.

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    thanx.

    right now i am doing-

    Lots of stadium runs, sprint drills, heavy lifting.

    I am not specifically doing plyos, I am going to start next week. I have a pretty good base, and strength is good.

    I jump rope a lot, I started of so slow, now I do them by the thousands daily. I dont even bother to count.

    The thing I'm really working on right now is drills and flexibilty. I pretty much do my plyos on stadiums by doing frog leaps, 1 legged hops and things of that sort.

    Also, this is probaly not a good idea, but I walk around all day with a 10lb weight belt on. I use to do it it with ankle weights when I was younger, and later I had to find out what a foolish mistake I made by missing up my left knee. The ankle weights are put away for good. I also jumprope with the weightbelt, and noticed a significant improvement.

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    as for lifting, I am training everything right now. Every muscle group, 3 times a week, heavy intense lifting

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    I train 7 days a week, but eat well and dont over due it. Live by carl lewis quote:
    "some people say no pain no gain, i say get proper rest and your best"

    Got it from the back of a wheaties box.

    Non intense days I just do tempo, heavy stretching and stuff like that

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    probably not a good idea to do your high intensity 3 day/week full body lifting.. If you are gonna do 3-day total body, vary the intensity at least to give your CNS a break.. other-wise, with all the stuff you are doing, plus the 3-day high intensity total-body routine, you will surley fry your CNS in no time.. just be careful not to over do it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRCortese5
    probably not a good idea to do your high intensity 3 day/week full body lifting.. If you are gonna do 3-day total body, vary the intensity at least to give your CNS a break.. other-wise, with all the stuff you are doing, plus the 3-day high intensity total-body routine, you will surley fry your CNS in no time.. just be careful not to over do it..


    I dont target the same muscle group everytime. I Also lift Monday, wed, friday

    Monday - Back, Bicep
    Wed - Chest, triceps
    Fri - Shoulders
    lower body

    I dont ever do a total bodyworkout. Usually if I feel sore, I will stretch, do temp or workout a muscle that does not feel sore. It actually is going well, all the protein I consume is probally helping me recover. But yeah your right, I still have to be careful I dont overdue it. I also dont lift much lower body, since I get so much through plyos, all the drills and jumprope.

    question- what is CNS?

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    Central Nervous System.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hijump
    I dont target the same muscle group everytime. I Also lift Monday, wed, friday

    Monday - Back, Bicep
    Wed - Chest, triceps
    Fri - Shoulders
    lower body

    I dont ever do a total bodyworkout. Usually if I feel sore, I will stretch, do temp or workout a muscle that does not feel sore. It actually is going well, all the protein I consume is probally helping me recover. But yeah your right, I still have to be careful I dont overdue it. I also dont lift much lower body, since I get so much through plyos, all the drills and jumprope.

    question- what is CNS?
    ohh ok.. well, it sounds like you are using a body-builders split.. I suggest you switch to more compound lifts and possibly alter your routine to an upper day, and then a lower day the next time you lift.. or you can do full body twice a week.. Just a suggestion..

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