Getting to a Higher Level in High Jump
The high jump is a track and field event that uses a combination of running, vertical jumping, and the ability to manipulate the body by twisting and turning. When a high jumper starts their approach, they must generate enough speed in a short distance to ignite their entire body over the bar in a controlled and timed manner. The hips must be strong for the excessive hip rotation used to go from the forward approach to over the bar head first. The Myosource Kinetic Bands are just the tool high jumpers need for adding tension to the muscles for quicker contractions, producing greater speed, and increasing jumping height.
The Myosource Kinetic Bands will enable the high jumpers to train with consistency to create proper movements in the air, as well as work on lateral movement, build speed, and build muscle strength needed to fire quickly and powerfully. Building muscle strength will result in high jumpers becoming stronger in their takeoff, approach, and flight over the bar. The Myosource Kinetic Bands work the entire body and increase flexibility. The stronger and more flexible a high jumpers muscles are in the legs, hips, shoulders, and arms, the better their high jumps will be. A high jump is performed by utilizing a powerful arm swing, combined with foot spring, leg power, and core muscle strength to gain enough height to clear the bar. The Myosource Lower Body and Upper Body Kinetic Bands work a high jumpers entire body so that they are able to takeoff, approach, and jump with full range of motion. The Myosource Lower Body Kinetic Bands strap on above the knees, leaving the body free to practice just as they would perform. Excessive jump height is important because it gives high jumpers the time they need to manipulate their body into the proper position to get over the bar. The Myosource Kinetic Bands work all the muscles to build the strength that high jumpers need for great flexibility, speed, and strength.
The takeoff spot is the first thing a high jumper must master in order to begin the process of becoming successful. High jumpers must practice until they find their takeoff mark at the most convenient spot for their jump to be successful.
The approach is another vital part of the high jump skill. High jumpers must have the correct amount of steps with the adequate amount of spacing in their approach. Young or beginning high jumpers must spend the appropriate amount of time mastering the approach and finding their takeoff spot before they are able to actually jump. When a high jumper develops consistency in their takeoff and approach they are able to properly learn their jumping form and technique.
Many inexperienced athletes tend to want to jump from the center point of the bar in order to leave room on each side, which is a mistake. Jumping from one side with the momentum built up gets the high jumper’s body from the side to the center of the bar. Jumping from the center does not leave the jumper enough room to clear the bar.