Wednesday, April 7, 2010

8/4/2010How to improve your Standing Board Jump

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  1. The takeoff angle that maximises the jump distance is not 45°, as predicted from a simplistic application of the equation for the range of a projectile in free flight. The standing long jump, the flight distance is the largest component of the total jump distance. However, the takeoff and landing distances also make significant contributions. Both the takeoff and landing distances decrease with increasing takeoff angle, and so further reducing the angle results in thoptimum takeoff angle. In the standing long jump the optimum takeoff angle is not 45°, but under 30°.


    Brendon Goh

  2. To improve on my standing board jump, I should squat as low as I can and put more effort into the jump so that I can jump further. I should put my legs in front of my body and extend/stretch them out further for the landing. I should also give my arms an upward swing that is as high and hard as possible, so that it creates some momentum for the jump. I should also try to bend my knees down lower and put them closer to my chest and also look up at the same time. After that, I should start to take off for the jump, with both of my feet jumping forward simultaneously.

  3. To improve on my jump,I should squat as low as possible and try to jump at a certain angle to maximise the jump's potential.My knees should also be able to touch my chest to create as much momentum. Likewise,I should also swing my arms as hard as possible for a greater 'pushing' effect while jump.I should also extend my legs in front of my body and land with both legs and hands.While taking off,my legs should push off the ground with maximum strength while still keeping to the angle.Prior to jumping,I should look much at my target's marking on the mark as most of the time you normally land before the area you are looking at.

  4. I can lunge forward instead of jumping. Takeoff must be done with both legs. Jump when hands are about to reach maximum kinetic energy. While in mid-flight, tuck knees in but keep leg almost straight. Head should be looking downwards. Hands should be outstretched. Finally, before landing, tuck out knees such that you are leaning back in mid-air. When landing, bend knees to absorb impact and still keep hands outstretched. By leaning back in mid-air, the momentum will be just right and you will stand automatically.


    Can Die one you know

  5. The arm swing may play a bigger role in vertical elevation than quickly dipping my hips and knees before take-off. Therefore, I should do both the arm swing and dipping my hips and knees. I should also aim where I am going to jump, and like I do, I aim 10cm further than the actual distance that I would want to jump. I should also do proper warm-ups before I jump, so that I can jump my furthest. When landing, I should not bend over. Bending over causes me to slip forward or maybe backward when I land, and this causes a foul. I should swing my arms before I jump. But must not swing at the wrong time if not the swing would cause me to go backwards.

  6. Improve my broad jump...
    Firstly the main points...
    a) I must warm up before doing the standing broad jump.
    1) My legs should be positioned just before the line where we are supposed to jump from.
    2) My feet should be shoulder width apart.
    3) Should take off and land with both feet.

    Now for the improvement part...
    1) I Should bend my knees even more.
    2) Swing my arms to push my self forward.
    3) When jumping should push off with maximum power from the back legs at a 45 degree angle so i will go ahead and more in distance.
    4) When i jump i should lift my legs and move it foward so when i land i will land at a further distance.

    From doing all these I basically can gain more momentum to shot myself in front.

  7. Use your arms to throw/pull yourself forward, get one of your friends to help pull your arms while you stand still, until you have to take a step forward so you won't fall down. It's the same feeling.
    Some people jump further if they squat lower just before they jump, I guess you can try that? Most important thing is still pulling yourself forward with your arms.

  8. 1) Eye the line: I usually set my eyes on something "far away" like the edge of the mat or 270cm point.

    2) Start swinging your arms and "bouncing" your legs. It helps to visualize your legs as a set of springs. Don't hesitate to jump the moment you feel you're ready for take-off. There's such a thing as swinging your arms and bouncing your legs for too long. When that happens, you'll lose momentum.

    3) When you jump, imagine that you're a panther leaping after your prey or something. Tuck your legs in to your chest while you're in mid-air, with your arms swinging out to give that nice forward motion. Again, it helps to imagine yourself jumping at a perfect 45deg angle.

    4) Land with your arms and upper body in front of your butt so that you don't fall backwards.


  9. Firstly, before and after doing any exercise like standing broad jump, we have to do some stretching and warm-ups. I would recommend stretching your upper trapezius, hamstring and calf. These stretching exercises are to lower the chances of getting injured, not getting aches from your muscles especially the hamstring and calf.

    Before jumping, we have to prepare ourselves for the goal of standing broad jump, the furthest jumping distance. We have to move our hands down swiftly and squat down. Quickly, swing your hands to eye level and release your squat and jump. You must try to bring your knees to chest when you are in mid-air. The release of squat acts like a spring when you are jumping.
    Your now sure that you are safe and perfect in standing broad jump.

    Courtesy of Bevan

  10. Step 1: Stand feet shoulder width apart, toes just behind line
    Step 2: Arms STRAIGHT UP and get onto tiptoes (this will feel unbalanced at first... practice)
    Step 3: This one is where i see the most problems (well there are many problems but this one is the biggest) - Many people like to sway here, back and forth, up and down... NO NO NO. From the arms overhead position, swing them DOWN - fast and hard! at the same time dropping into a half squat (butt back, whole body leaning forward as if you are sitting down on a chair but the entire posture is now leaning forward)
    Step 4: IMMEDIATELYafter hitting the bottom of the half squat Throw your arms up and extend your body fully like a spring (ankles, knees, hip all extend) - Look straight ahead or slightly upward, launch at about a 40 deg angle (most people launch at too low an angle) - arms are 15% of jumping power - yes! its true!
    Step 5: Swing your legs forward and prepare for landing.
    Step 6: Absorb the landing with a bending of knees

    Even more tips at:

    Ray Chow

  11. ~~Izzat Syahmi~~
    Things I have to do so that I can improve my standing broad jump:
    I have to do exercises that improve my leg muscles and my balance, eg. doing frog jumps. Also, just before doing the standing broad jump, you must also flex your muscles so that it can stretch easily.
    Steps to take when doing the standing broad jump:
    1) Put your feet parallel to each other and shoulder-width apart. Feet must also be firmly on the ground.
    2) Be prepared and focused for the jump.
    3) Bend your knees and aim far.
    4) You can swing your arms back and forth a few times or only once if you want to gain momentum.
    5) When you are balanced and ready for the jump, Jump forward at a 40 degree angle with your hands pointing forward and your feet close to your thigh.
    6) When your about to land, swing your legs forward and land with both feet.
    7) After landing with two feet, follow it up with a squat so that you can keep your balance and stop right there.

  12. To improve we should aim far squat down lower. We should also swing our arms to gain momentum

  13. To improve on my standing board jump, I should squat as low as I can and put more effort into the jump so that I can jump further. I should put my legs in front of my body and extend/stretch them out further for the landing. I should also give my arms an upward swing that is as high and hard as possible, so that it creates some momentum for the jump.