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4 Step Approach Practice
« on: August 29, 2013, 02:42:14 am »
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Theory:
- Big Steps
- Increase speed toward jump
- Decrease center of gravity toward jump
- Fast last 2 steps



Currently i am trying to do all the above... but i think i am not doing a good job.

Please have a look at my recent attempt:
VIDEO: http://vimeo.com/73353513

I am hoping some one can give me some Hints on how I can improve this with advice...

This kind of 4 steps LR LR jump, pretty much result in the same height as a normal 2 step LR jump....sad...


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Re: 4 Step Approach Practice
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 04:30:12 am »
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Maybe you could take a little shorter last step and go quicker.

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Re: 4 Step Approach Practice
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 09:28:35 am »
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Agreed. The length of your last step makes you slow down into a jump stop almost. Try shortening it so.you can transition faster.
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Re: 4 Step Approach Practice
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 12:54:38 pm »
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Definitely, your last two steps were not quick as you took bigger steps when you were close.
think of it as the closer you get the smaller the distance your feet should get and then you should be able to get quicker but not too close.

it's like he was landing into the position for a two foot jump but instead jumped off of one.
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Re: 4 Step Approach Practice
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 05:16:31 am »
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For those who read my journal or the injury session... i got some nerve electric shock attack...
but i am lucky to got it fix with some yoga...

and I am back into some jump practice.

I felt like i am moving faster than before.... if u compare with the above video.

and i am able to consistently getting High..(but not like higher than before..)

please have a look.

Video: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
https://vimeo.com/74442870

 
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Re: 4 Step Approach Practice
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013, 05:50:57 am »
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Yeah it does look better but you need to be more "deliberate" in your approach. Right now it looks like wherever you end up planting... that's it. Instead, try to really pre-program your approach to be very exact and deliberate.

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Re: 4 Step Approach Practice
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013, 11:44:00 pm »
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It's not bad. The first thing to fix is that penultimate step, the one that sets you up to plant in LR.
Your heel should be low, if it is not, you will end up jumping forwards as you do. You will also lose a lot of of potential energy as your plant will act more like a brake. Imagine that your LR plant was two inches below your penultimate step, as if there was a mild drop. You will not jump as high.
So keep that left heel really low while dropping the cog during that penultimate. Watch a bunch if videos and it'll come naturally.

Lastly instead of thinking LR LR, think in threes. Initial step with the L, then RLR. Thats what your legs looked to be doing anyway. There seems to be a universal preference to take three steps preceded by a light hop or first lead in step before planting for a vertical jump off of one or two
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