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Quick Tip to Dominate Track Meets and Update
The first few track meets of the year have already gone down in
many parts of the United Stats (and world). I've been getting the
same question, "I am jumping 5'8" in practice but am only jumping
5'4" in meets. Any advice?"
Rest. Most jumpers make the mistake of training hard and jumping
hard right up until the day before a meet. Instead, go 60-70% on
the effort-meter the two days before a meet. Still work out, but
just take it a little easy and let the legs rest. If you have meets
every week, only do this for big meets, you'll need the fitness
that comes from consistent training every other week.
Then, coming into the meet stay nice and hydrated, and at the meet
get your legs nice and warm with some light sprints and such before
you start jumping. Fresh legs + warm legs = high jumps.
Second, the videos.
I've had a handful of questions about those. And I am sorry for
taking so long to respond to many of them. Here are the big 3:
Q) Why aren't these on DVD?
A) Two reasons. My skills (my efforts with DVD creation in the
past have been less than successful :), and updates, if I need to
update a video I can just upload a new one. I'll look into the DVD
thing more though and see if I can't make that available.
Q) Why do they cost more than the last version?
A) A great question. Mainly for the time I've already taken to
work on them. Also, these are also much better videos and I
was worried the price wouldn't reflect that.
Q) Can I get a refund if they suck?
A) Sure, the last thing I'd want it for you to be stuck with access
to sucky videos :)