Jumping Tips from Frans Bosch
Following a recent professional development day with Frans Bosch, Welsh Rugby Sprinting Coach amount other athletics acclaims, I learned 4 ways to encourage a bouncier jumps athlete:
- An erect posture (max 20 degree of knee flexion when jumping). Really good jumpers have 5-9 degrees of knee amortization. These are sometimes known as speed jumpers compared to power jumpers. (Bosch said that power jumpers are just speed jumpers with bad technique!)
- Short contact time and little change in joint angles
- Pretension prior to ground contact.
- Drop height no higher than the jump height of an athlete (you shouldn’t store more than you can unload)
His book is a must read for any serious athletics coach: Frans Bosch – author of “Running- Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology Applied in Practice”. Interested to discuss more get in touch (insert link to contact details page)