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04/09/2012 at 12:00

Hey guys,

i have just started doing athletics and was wondering if anyone had and tips for training that can be done at home that would help with triple and long jump.


06/09/2012 at 09:29

Plyometric exercises are great for developing explosive power which is crucial for jumping. Check out the exercises here - http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/plyometricexercises.html

Its all about landing and jumping again as soon as possible. Basically bouncing into the next jump as you land. Its much more tiring than it looks!

06/09/2012 at 09:38

Agree with the above  - but be careful. Plyometric stuff should be done when fresh, and build it up slowly  -even if you are quite young. 

Also the TJ is very technical (all field events are to be honest) so make sure you get good form established early on - you probably need a coach for that. But yeah, you can do strength and conditioning stuff at home.

06/09/2012 at 12:55
Okay thanks guys I have had troubles with my shins so I will keep the training lite at the start

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