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J Approach: “J” Doesn’t Always Mean Jump

The J Approach Uses A “J” Shape.

The high jump approach accumulates energy in order to move momentum upward. Additionally, the shape of the approach is important because physics says the shape contributes to lift. The shape of the approach is called the J approach because it looks like a “J”.

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Nike vs Adidas: Which Brand Do High Jumper’s Prefer?

Nike VS Adidas.

Nike vs Adidas is a difficult choice for high jumpers because both brands are stellar. Both are recognized in many different sports internationally. 

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Track Spikes: Shoes That Make You Jump Higher

Track Spikes: Which Shoe Is Your Favorite?


ASICS Men’s High Jump Pro.


This shoe looks like the real deal. Furthermore, I like how it has a small, thin, strap over the laces. So many track spikes these days have the big floppy strap. A big strap looks like more fabric to get over the bar. Particularly, this shoe is only one color scheme so you can’t match your school colors. You also get two shoes but it only markets the left shoe for jumping; confusing? Reviews are positive with the usual inconsistent notes. Shoe weight is 8.7oz and cost is around $120 for a new pair.

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