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

Nike VS Adidas.

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

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Greatest High Jump Coach Around


Greatest High Jump Coach: Cliff Rovelto.


The greatest high jump coach according to many is Cliff Rovelto.

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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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High Jump Approach Running Form: Taller Is Better!

High Jump Approach Running Form – Shoulders Up, Chin Up, Alert, Like A Gazelle.


Taller is the best high jump approach running form. In addition, tall running posture is necessary to move energy vertically. 

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Dave Wottle: From Last To First!

Dave Wottle – A Hero Story.

Dave Wottle
Dave Wottle

Dave Wottle spends the entire 800m race in last place. Then, unexpectedly, with lunging competitors at the end, he wins the race!

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Proper High Jump Running Form.

Keep The Approach Smooth And Consistent.


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Proper high jump running form has rhythm, increases slightly, and is in perfect control. When high jumpers achieve this, happiness follows.

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High Jump Video

High Jump Video Page And Instruction.

High Jump Video
High Jump Video

Here is an easy to understand high jump video that gives a lot of attention to the high jump approach. Enjoy and please note the takeoff angles!

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