It is not the hop, skip and jump.
It is the hop, step and jump.
This is one of the common misconceptions about the triple jump and as a result, the athletes get taught the incorrect technique from the outset.
Hop by running off the take-off board.
Don’t stumble to the triple jump board. Make sure that you hit the board and run off the board. Your leg should naturally hop in a running motion that will set you up for the next phase of your jump.
Accelerate from the hop phase into the step phase.
It’s important that you accelerate into the next phase of your jump. Aim to accelerate off the ground by being explosive when executing the next phase.
Hold the step phase for as long as possible.
Once you get into the step phase, hold the technique for as long as possible to maximise your distance. You then want to accelerate out of the step phase into the jump phase.
Accelerate into the jump phase.
You need to carry your body’s velocity into the final phase of the triple jump. Accelerate off the ground and project yourself as far as possible into the pit.
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One of the common injuries that triple jumpers get is a bruised heel. Once you get this, it makes it more difficult to improve your triple jump performance since you will get pain every time you land on your foot. And it will knock your confidence.
To help minimize the risk of getting a bruised heel, you can get heel protection insoles for your shoes.
Specialized triple jump shoes will give you added protection and comfort on your foot and especially around your heel. If you are doing triple jumps that require you to handle alot of force on your jumps (Typically when you start jumping over 13 metres), then you will need to invest in triple jump spikes.
Improve your triple jump training.
If you are fairly new to the triple jump, this ebook will help you with training insights to get you to the intermediate level quickly. You will definitely improve by at least 30 cm, however you should see yourself improve by 1-2m over the next 12 months.
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Learn about the mentality from triple jump world record holder Jonathan Edwards in his book “A time to jump.”