Run-up speed vs vertical speed of jump

Some data from Jesus Depena’s 1995 report, combined with some of his data from women too, for you to look at below. This shows the relationship between the speed of approach runing and the vertical velolcity produced in the jump. The male jumps at the top end exceed 2.40 meters in the actual hight jumped. To simply calculate the speed of your approach, work out a measured run-up using my ‘RUN-UP CLACULATOR that will give you the length of the curved part of the run. Then film some jumps and count the frames between the foot strike’s at the start of the curve and the take-off. This will give you a time in seconds relative to the filming speed, e.g 24 frames per second: 36 frames = 1.5 sec, on a 9m curve = 6m per sec runing speed. Over 4.2 m/s vertical velocity is required for top male high jumpers producing 1.20m + of vertical jump, this requies a run-up speed of around 7 – 8 m/s.hoz-speed-vs-vert-speed


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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1 Response to Run-up speed vs vertical speed of jump

  1. Lonnie White says:

    I have 4.10 high jumper that is 12years trying to reach 5.0 three and half weeks until Nationals
    baseline is 11ft curve start is 18ft and straight is 22ft
    curve radius is 20 degrees

    I was wonder should I keep the measurement the same.
    Her attempt at 5.0 was missed by here glutes hitting bar coming down.
    Do you have any suggestions


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