Modern trends in elite high jumpers' running start improvement domain

Modern trends in elite high jumpers' running start improvement domain



Teoriya i praktika fizicheskoy kultury №3 2018, pp.66-68

PhD, Associate Professor E.V. Shustova1
PhD, Associate Professor I.V. Kulishenko1
Postgraduate A.A. Shustov1
1Moscow State Regional University, Moscow

The study analyzed the ways to excel the high jump movement sequence in the running start phase, with the video captures of the running starts of 34 high-jumpers in the XIV World Track and Field Championship in Beijing being subject to analysis. A special priority was given to a few running start specifics including the startup and mid-stage versions/ styles versus the personal best (PB) results of the jumpers. Individual technical performance specifics of the running start phase by A. Shustov, European Champion and Honorary Master of Sport were rated by 13 rating parameters tracked using the video replay processing and analyzing Dartfish software. Based on the study findings, we recommend that the athletes with the high-speed running starts should accelerate in the mid-phase straight section making a special emphasis on the run pace and rhythm to facilitate the speed control at the final stage of the running sequence including the pace-increase actions. Such running phase control pattern is designed to naturally lift the body mass center (BMC) of the jumper and thereby facilitate the optimal dynamic posture for the take-off. The study data were applied to offer a few ways to excel the running start phase, including its customization to the individual motor asymmetry profiles when calculating the optimal strides.

Keywords: technique, running start, pace and rhythm pattern, high jumpers, individual profile, asymmetry.


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