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Quick jumps answers from Boo Schexnayder

When I posted Boo Schexnayder’s Mechanics of the Jump Approach manuscript, we got a couple questions. Here are Boo’s responses to those questions: Question: Under the section “Recovery Mechanics” you wrote: “At maximal velocities, maximal knee flexion should be seen as the femur reaches a position perpendicular to the ground, since it is at this…

Mechanics of the Jump Approach (Part I)

MECHANICS OF THE JUMP APPROACH A Manuscript by Irving Schexnayder, University of Southwestern Louisiana Importance of the Jump Approach When projected into flight, the center of mass of any object (including the human body) follows a predetermined, predictable, unalterable parabolic curve. Thus, establishment of the proper flight path is totally dependant upon proper force application…

Don’t teach this…

I was on the phone last night with Harvard University sprints/hurdles coach Marc Mangiacotti. He had just returned from his Conference Championship where he got some outstanding results with his sprinters and hurdlers. His top sprinter won both the 100 and 200 with personal bests. Ultimately, his success came down to finally showing patience during the…