Stresses a good layout position from the high jumper.
- You need a stable box that is able to withstand the pressure of a jump.
- The box should be placed about 2 feet away from the bar.
- The bar should be set at a height that allows the jumper to clear it with relative ease.
How it Works
- From a standing position, the jumper will stand with his or her back to the bar.
- With a two foot takeoff, the jumper leaps back (with arm swing) and extends the body over the bar.
- The upper body leads over the bar with the knees bent slightly and spread apart to near shoulder width.
- The jumper should finish with the thighs lifting the rest of the legs, knees, and then feet over the bar.
- On the jump, the high jumper’s head should be turned to the side to watch the body clear the bar.
- Watch the entire jump closely to make sure the jumper’s technique over the bar is perfected and any kinks are ironed out.