According to Coach Rob Assise, there are three cardinal sins that he still sees too many horizontal jumpers commit. He tells us what they are and, just as importantly, some solutions to fix them.
In this follow-up to his examination of the phosphagen system, Coach Assise looks at the glycolytic and aerobic energy systems. His assessment covers athlete training structures and methods, as well as programming to include and avoid.
While many train the phosphagen system well in the weight room, their training systems fail to include the most effective training method–sprinting. Training to enhance maximum speed not only leads to a higher top-end speed, but also improves acceleration, strength, change of direction, and speed reserve.
High school long jumpers can do much more than sit around watching TV, playing video games, or scrolling through YouTube in the off-season. Here are things that a high school long jumper can do on their own to start off the season happy, healthy, and ready.