Monday, October 28, 2013

Long Jump - One Foot Take-Off (example)

What movement skills are needed to jump efficiently and effectively in the long jump?

In this photo, you can see that the athlete initiates the jump by taking off with one foot. This is important because you need the momentum you have gained from your run-up to jump a longer distance. The speed you gain from your run-up creates the force and power necessary to push off with one foot and propel yourself forward into the sand pit. 

On the other hand, taking off with the two feet, stops the momentum you have gained from your run-up and slows you down. This in turn affects the distance you jump because you are using less force and power to propel yourself forward into the sand pit.


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3 comments:

  1. In order for you to jump efficiently and effectively in the long jump you need to have momentum you have gained from your run-up to jump a longer distance. Also you need to have force and speed, because if you run fast and jump strongly than you will have a better result.

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  2. I think that the one foot technique is an excellent way to start your long jump. The way it helps you jump longer is because it gives you power and strength. Not only this, but when you jump with the two feet you have to stop, and with that you do not have enough power to do a longer jump. As a result, you do not get a longer distance as you would get with a one feet take of. Even though you do not jump high with this technique, it is not the point of this sport. This technique is also useful because you can stretch your front feet so you will go further. Overall, this is a very useful technique to be successful in this sport.

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  3. If you look at this picture closely you can see that the Jumpers foot is right behind the line. This means that she timed her run very well because she didn't go over the line and she wasn't far away from it either. You can also see that she is putting both of her arms forward in order to propel herself farther by adding weight. She has also ran the entire black lane in the background and by doing this she has gained tremendous speed that will allow her to get to the jump faster and it will also gain her distance because of inertia. Her body is used to running in that direction and so when she jumps her body will continue to move in that direction.
    When you run faster, time your jump more effectively and you propel your body forward you will gain better results than before.

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