Chapter 14. The High Jump

  1. Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
  1. J. Dapena

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693797.ch14

Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

How to Cite

Dapena, J. (2008) The High Jump, in Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention (ed V. M. Zatsiorsky), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693797.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632053926

Online ISBN: 9780470693797

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Keywords:

  • high jump;
  • horizontal velocity;
  • standing height;
  • vertical velocity;
  • takeoff phase

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Phases of a High Jump

  • General Characteristics of the Run-Up

  • Approach Angles

  • Progression of the Run-Up

  • Horizontal Velocity and Height of the COM at the end of the Run-Up

  • Vertical Velocity of the COM at the Start of the Takeoff Phase

  • Orientation of the Takeoff Foot and Potential for Ankle and Foot Injuries

  • Trunk Lean

  • Arm and Lead Leg Actions

  • Takeoff Time

  • Change in Horizontal Velocity During the Takeoff Phase

  • Height and Vertical Velocity of the COM at the end of the Takeoff Phase

  • Height of the Bar, Peak Height of the COM, and Clearance Height

  • Takeoff Distance

  • Angular Momentum

  • The Twist Rotation: Problems in its Execution

  • Acknowledgements

  • References