In the following pages we are going to outline the best
way for you to prepare yourself physically for the challenges involved in
athletics jumping events.
Jumping is a very powerful event involving exerting large pressure on the
body. To compete at your best you will need to work on performing powerful
movements, by converting speed on the run way into a takeoff to propel yourself
the greatest distance possible, whether vertically or horizontally.
The key elements of jump training vary slightly between
the events, but essentially, speed and power are the most important elements.