High Jump Run-Up Calculation


How to calculate a curved 8 stride high jump run-up for the flop technique.
1 Curve length
2 Take-off position
3 Take-off angle
Are all important in a good run-up. This video shows how to measure the average curve thength. Then using the calculation programme the correct dimensions can be measure and marked out.


run-up-details-pic1Using the Excel file change the numbers in the red boxes. Use the technique in the video to measure straight and curve length. A good take-off angle is 30 – 35 degrees, below 30 increases the risk of medial ankle injury. The take-off position depends on run-up speed and the bar height. Higher speeds (7.5 m/s +) and bars (2.20m +) require a take-off position over 1m out from the bar (position ‘y’)and less than 30cm from the end of the bar (position ‘x’). Junior jumpers should practice jumping from approx. x = 0,35m y = 0, 70m. This position should be decided by a high jump coach or using video analysis.

run-up-marker-position-picThe resulting figures are the measurement where the run-up markers should be placed to visually guide the athlete through the predetermined and practiced run-up.



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 www.youtube.com/user/SiHunt 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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6 Responses to High Jump Run-Up Calculation

  1. Liam says:

    your work ceeps on impressing me. i might try this out!;) ps: great blogg!


  2. jump program says:

    Thanks for this. I dont have any idea on how to calculate jump and running. thanks for this.


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  6. bernard marley says:

    pardon my ignorance simon but does this not mean he will basically run a 9m curve..since if he wasnt making take off he would run a smaller radius and if too close a larger radius? wpould it not be better to run larger and smaller radius curves to se what the athlete felt comfortable with?


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