High Jumpers Big Arms – high school high jumpers use their arms too much….

High Jumpers Big Arms The takeoff is where the fun begins for a high jumper. Granted, if the jumper’s approach wasn’t right, the fun won’t last long. But good takeoff technique remains important. High jump coach and 6-time All-American jumper Holly Thompson offered her advice on takeoff mechanics at the…

High Jump Approach Importance, most of the jump happens here….

Most Of The High Jump Is The Approach Run The high jump approach is approximately 90% of the high jump. Almost all of what a high jumper needs to do to clear the bar happens in the approach. Once a jumper is air-born, they become a projectile and there is little to do to change […]

High Jump World Record - Sotomayor

The High Jump World Record Is How Old? Javier Sotomayor still holds the record….

Javier Sotomayor, The Best High Jumper In The World. Imagine investing your life into working out in order to chase the high jump world record. Year-after-year, you practice. Weightlifting. Coaching. Running. Sweat and pain. Day-after-day until you become a master.

Valery Brumel

Brumel, Valery: High Jumper Spotlight – the godfather of the straddle….

Brumel: Godfather Of The Straddle Technique Valery Brumel captivated even the enemies of his native country, the dreaded Soviet Union. My family, for example, celebrated American independence and liberty heroicly. But my father always talked about the battles between John Thomas and Brumel passionately and even celebrated Brumel.

Vladimir Yashchenko

The High Jump Record will be broken soon….

Vladimir Yashchenko Proved The High Jump Record Should Be Higher. Most high jump experts believe the high jump record is unbreakable. After all, it’s stood firm since 1993, 25 years ago. Javier Sotomayor set the seemingly unattainable high jump record of 8’½” (2.45m) in Spain.

High Jump Approach Development

Greatest High Jump Coach around….

Greatest High Jump Coach: Cliff Rovelto. The greatest high jump coach according to many is Cliff Rovelto.

Track Spikes

Track Spikes: shoes that help 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…

Dave Wottle Come from Behind Win

Dave Wottle – from last to first….

Dave Wottle – A Hero Story. Dave Wottle At the Olympic games, Dave Wottle spends the entire 800m race in last place. Then, unexpectedly, with lunging competitors at the end, he wins the race!