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Your jumps are not bad for only having done them for two weeks. Go to youtube and look up triple jump vids. My high school best were 41’6" and 19’9" and I went on to compete at the D1 level and even got to hang with the big boys. I was no stud, but 46’ was respectable for a small D1 school. The keys for the jumps are speed to the board and the ability to absorb force. I would recommend sprints both short and medium as well as doing basic plyos(bounds, box jumps, depth landings). How are your strength levels. What do you squat/dead?

[quote]John33 wrote:

My best for the 100m is 11.25 for the 200 22.9
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hand or electric
Good splits ny the way your only losing about .4 of a second over the 2nd 100m.
Whats your build like? Im thinking with times like that and your not a monster then maybe 400m or 400m hurdles would be a great option or even the decathlon.

If your just learning the glide i would get hold of these DVDs by Larry Judge
http://www.coachlarryjudge.com/videos.php

The following are forums for throwers

http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
http://throwers.org/
http://throwclean.com/phpBB/index.php?sid=97fcaa68f7d6f6ae4c7a4152abf23f33
http://www.fortified-iron.com/forum/index.php?s=2e3ff9b091aab0a381d92ff748249087&showforum=35
plus a throwing magazine

http://longandstrong.com/
enjoy

cheers

[quote]John33 wrote:

My best for the 100m is 11.25 for the 200 22.9
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You do have the speed to get a lot more out of the long jump. My training buddy has jumped 6.51 and he does 100 in 11.9 and he is also your age.

So yeah, you have a lot of potential in the Longjump. I take back what I said before.

Someone else said it here, but in both the long and triple, your takeoff is more about getting verticle height. Your speed on the runway is what gives you your horizontal momentum. Too many people try to get their foot out in front of them and pull through the takeoff, or “muscle it” as another poster put it.

I remember when I finally “got” the feel of triple jump my senior year in high school and improved my PR by a foot in just one meet, I was really struck by how much I felt like I was leaning further forward than I used to.

Each phase felt like my plant foot was directly underneath me and I was pushing up and backwards, rather than sticking my foot out in front of me and pull through. It also kept my speed going through the jump tremendously.

Same thing in the long jump. If you do it right, you’ll almost feel like your about to fall forward as you push up and backward with your takeoff leg. The only thing that keeps you upright is a strong lead-leg knee drive.

Also with landings. You need to stretch your feet out in front of you, no landing on two feet then falling forward and also when you feel your heels touch the sand go into a “tuck posistion”.

[quote]beans wrote:
Someone else said it here, but in both the long and triple, your takeoff is more about getting verticle height. [/quote]
while you do need some height in triple jump you need far more in long jump.
Most issues with triple jump come from trying to get to much height on take off and having a huge hop followed by a tiny step.

[quote]jic503 wrote:
Your jumps are not bad for only having done them for two weeks. Go to youtube and look up triple jump vids. My high school best were 41’6" and 19’9" and I went on to compete at the D1 level and even got to hang with the big boys. I was no stud, but 46’ was respectable for a small D1 school. The keys for the jumps are speed to the board and the ability to absorb force. I would recommend sprints both short and medium as well as doing basic plyos(bounds, box jumps, depth landings). How are your strength levels. What do you squat/dead?[/quote]

My last max about 4 weeks ago for squat was 450 and for deadlift 500.

[quote]ballsofsteel wrote:
John33 wrote:

My best for the 100m is 11.25 for the 200 22.9

hand or electric
Good splits ny the way your only losing about .4 of a second over the 2nd 100m.
Whats your build like? Im thinking with times like that and your not a monster then maybe 400m or 400m hurdles would be a great option or even the decathlon.

If your just learning the glide i would get hold of these DVDs by Larry Judge
http://www.coachlarryjudge.com/videos.php

The following are forums for throwers

http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
http://throwers.org/
http://throwclean.com/phpBB/index.php?sid=97fcaa68f7d6f6ae4c7a4152abf23f33
http://www.fortified-iron.com/forum/index.php?s=2e3ff9b091aab0a381d92ff748249087&showforum=35
plus a throwing magazine

http://longandstrong.com/
enjoy

cheers

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hahaha its funny you say that about my build im probaly exact opposite of what you would think I would look like to run those times. The times are electric btw. as far as my build goes right now im down a lil bit of weight by about two pounds since the track season started im 6’1 at about 203 currently about 9% body fat or so last time I checked a mesomorph for those technical ppl or a tailback/ Outside linebacker turned into a track athlete. Thanks to all for the links and advice I will be watching videos all week and chatting on forums and of course training like a champion shoudl trian in practice to get ready for regionals.