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Jessica Gimbel March 24, 2011 English 100 Kai Carlson-Wee How to Jump High Sportsmanship. Teamwork. Cooperation. Running track and field doesn’t exactly incorporate traditional team-like encouragements. Running track and field is a tiring and challenging sport. It is mentally and physically demanding. It is tough but it is also rewarding. High jumping in particular forces you to look deep inside yourself and decide whether or not you can overcome your own worst enemy to get over the bar. High jumping is a workout. It is a workout for the body, the mind and the spirit. When you complete a workout, you are strengthening your body, relaxing your mind and toughening your spirit. High jumping requires you to achieve the ability to finish a workout so that you can approach the bar knowing that you can defeat it. High jumping imparts both mental and technical skills that enable the body the privilege of learning the importance of exercise on the mind and the body in life. There are many parts that make up the jump and in order to jump, you need to know the technical skills. First it is important to remember the steps. Start on the left side of the bar. You have to take ten steps in your approach. Your approach must curve to the right on your sixth step and that’s when you start leaning away from the bar. Swing your arms backward and on the tenth step, dig your heal into the track for your launch and throw your knee in unison with your arms to make a ninety degree angle. Throw your head back in midair and arch your back. Thrust your hips up and kick your legs high so you don’t hit the bar on your way down toward the pit. Land on your back and crawl off the side of the mat. Think about your approach and go through the steps in your head.
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