Air Time Technique

Three new videos demonstrating spatial awareness techniques for high jumpers and gymnasts. When performing these exercises stay relaxed and follow through with the movements focusing on creating the correct shape in the air with your body. Click each picture below to view and download to your video-ipod

Backwars Layout

Backwards Layout – create the shape of a Frosbry flop layout by jumping backwards and landing on your front. Repeat three times then move on to the the back-flip.


Back-flip – the same motion as the backwards layout except lead with the arms and hands and bring the legs over quickly while keeping them straight. Repeat three times then move on to the the back somersault.

Back Summie

Back Somersault – jump directly upwards and focus on tucking your knees towards your chest. The tighter you tuck the faster you will rotate. Try to slap your ankles with your hands, this will help to guide you. Repeat three times before taking a rest.


About Simon Hunt

As a professional for over 15 years with a strong academic background, Simon has developed dynamic style of personal training. Effective, functional training routines, tailored towards your personal health and fitness goals are what he loves to work towards. This style of training is based around a wealth of experience that includes, working with numerous World and Olympic athletes, developing Norwegian sport champions, preventing heart problems and other diseases through exercise as a medicine, as well as countless private clients. www.sihunt.wordpress,com As professional athlete and personal trainer, i have over 24 years experience in athletics where my expertise lie in the jump events and sprints. I also have knowledge of basketball and gymnastics. I have 15 years experience working as personal trainer 6 of which as an exercise physiologist training heart patients, ranging from angina to transplant, as well as many other specialised conditions i.e. diabetics etc.
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2 Responses to Air Time Technique

  1. thanos says:

    hi simon.i have a problem in my technique.after the take off “i am in”.i dont get the optimum vertical height.could you help me?


  2. jump program says:

    You have a nice clips here. It seems like his a gymnasts?


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