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A Vital Spring High Jump Tip
If you are anything like me, you can't wait to get back on the
track for indoor season. Indoor is a great time to get warmed up
for the outdoor meets and gives you a chance to shake off the
winter cobwebs and get some good jump clearances in.
However, indoor season is when everyone seems to be getting
injured. Nothing serious, just little tweaks, pulls, and
strains...but they can keep a high jumper like you out for weeks.
So, the tip I have for you today is: take it easy!
The first two weeks, don't push yourself past 80%. Get your legs
moving in those unnatural motions again and let your mind remember
how it used to move.
After two weeks, slowly ramp up your training so that within the
first couple meets you are starting to train near 100% intensity.
Taking it easy now will set you up for a strong, injury-free
season. Best of luck!