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Precision Jump

Precision Jump

A precision jump is simply a broad jump from a stand-still position to another spot. That spot could be a curb, rail or ledge. When jumping, bend at your knees and try to get full extension with your hips. This extension will be more difficult with shorter distances. When you jump, make sure you’re bring your knees up. Remember, there are six parts to a precision jump, (1) pick your landing spot; (2) jump as high as you can; (3) extend and open your hips; (4) pull your knees up in front of you (don’t throw your heels behind you); (5) at the height of your jump extend your legs down towards your landing position; and (6) land (absorb the impact). When you land, make sure you’re landing on the balls of your feet. Try to land softly. The less sound you make, the less stress on your ankles and knees. After landing on the balls of your feet make sure you can absorb the impact by going into a (deep) squat position. If you can’t land in a squat position, you should work on your flexibility before trying long precision jumps! By going into a squat position, you’re taking stress off of your knees, hips and ankles.

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