Triple jump can be a tricky event to master. And for most people, it is a tricky event to learn since you need to train your body to move in a way that will allow you to maximise your jumping distance. Below, we have provided a few tips that will make it easier for you to learn how to do the triple jump if you are a beginner; once you understand the rules to do triple jump.
Figure out which take-off foot you are most comfortable with.
You will need to run off the board and go into the first phase of your triple jump. To do so, you need to know which take-off foot you are most comfortable with.
Train yourself to do a rotating hop.
You will need to do hops where you can get your heel to touch your glute. This will train your body’s timing in the air.
This will allow the athlete to improve their step phase and also their running speed and explosiveness.
Practice hop hop steps.
This will train the athlete to hold the phases of the triple jump so they can jump further. They will also become more powerful and faster, which will allow them to jump further distances when they compete in the triple jump event.
3-5 step triple jump approaches.
The athlete needs to become familiar with the triple jump phases. An approach of 3 to 5 steps should suffice. The focus is to get the athlete to focus on executing each phase successfully.
This should be enough to get started. As the athlete starts to become better in their triple jump development, more drills and exercises can be incorporated to help the athlete perform better.
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