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In this video from my YouTube channel I discuss peaking i.e. when an athlete will have their best years - not a seasonal performance peak or peaks.
There's also a focus on Jonathan Edwards the current world triple jump record holder whose record was set over well two decades ago.
Edwards was very much a late developer breaking the world record when he was 29 years of age, for example, and still jumping close to 18m at 35.
I provide much information on him and to this extent I must reference the excellent book
Triple Jump Trail Blazers
The book tells the story of the triple jump from the first Olympic Games and focusses on all the key players male and female in the development of the event including the world record holders.
It really is a great read and one which lovers of track and field and the jumps will appreciate.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BOOK CLICK HERE
Video Timeline: 0.00min Intro When will you be at your peak for long and triple jump? The majority of the world's best will be in their mid-late twenties - but of course there will be exceptions
0.23min Research indicates that it is possible to jump big at young ages
Jumps have more outstanding performers
0.42sec For the majority it takes time You have to work on the talent you have"Very few elite u17 and u20 athletes will go onto win World/Olympic medals"
0.55min The coming together of factors that will enable you to reach peak performance Training environment, coach, training group, facility, family support.
I say to my young athletes it's a developmental journey. You won't (normally) jump really far until you are in your mid twenties
1.40min Doing the training which is right for you I have a proven training method with young (and older athletes).
Data shows that jumpers who show speedy progress in their latter teenage years will often develop into really talented jumpers
2.40min Jonathan Edwards focus
Went from 16.01m at 23 to 18.29 at 29. He jumped 17.92m at 35!
Checkout Triple Jump TrailBlazers book
4.28min Jumping well into the late twenties and beyond
A focus on Paul - one of my squad members - who now 35 has jumped over 7.50m nearly every year since the age of 23.
He is a great example of how to train diligently and "professionally"
I talk about using a "less is more" approach and of not thinking that doing more will actually help. Tap into all those years of prior training and be smart with your choices and ensure optimum rest and recovery to minimise injury.
Checkout the recentTrack & Field Performance podcast by Colm Bourke featuring Boo Schexnayder
Which talks about training approach and more for older athletes too 5.44min Summing up Please subscribe to the channel
In this video I provide you with some information on how to best condition jumping with jumps! There is a focus on the triple jump but the info will be applicable to the long jump and to sprinting.