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See some excellent drills that will increase the distance of your long jump with Kansas State University Director of Track & Field, Cliff Rovelto. Coach Rovelto is also a 7x Team USA staff member and has his demonstrator show you various exercises using hurdles. This information will help you improve your build up to the long jump take off and allow you to generate the most amount of force possible.
This clip begins with Mini Hurdle Drills. You need to focus on getting your knees up high and your hands by the hips. Next, you will see Straight Leg Hops and Lateral Straight Leg Hops that allow you to work on applying quick force to the ground and increase hip strength. Lastly, watch demonstration of Regular Hurdle Hops. Make sure to bring your knees to the chest when jumping over the hurdle.
Get insight from the all-time most winningest track & field coach in Big 12 history, Gary Pepin. Coach Pepin has been the University Nebraska Track & Field Head Coach for 32 years. He has the experience and knowledge to propel your athletes to the next level. Take a look at some great exercises you can do to prepare for the high jump.
Once the take-off has been successfully executed, bar clearance becomes a matter of athlete perception and co-ordination. Coach Pepin shows you drills to help the athlete practice this, and how to execute properly over the bar actions.
Coach Pepin also teaches a number of drills to strengthen the athlete and to re-enforce the proper high jump technique. This includes the circle drill and the figure eight drill. All of these drills can be used either in the off-season or early in season to help develop your high jumpers!
Get some of the best instruction for your horizontal jumps or high jumps with Cliff Rovelto, Kansas State University Director of Cross Country and Track & Field. Rovelto was also a 7x Team USA staff member and will have his demonstrators show you a variety of drills that will have you jumping farther or jumping higher! See what these two Track & Field DVDs have to offer: