Last Updated on April 10, 2013 by Jimson Lee
TRIVIA Question: When was the last time someone doubled and medalled in Long Jump and Triple Jump at the Olympic Games?
Before London, the answer was 1936 by a Japanese guy!
In London 2012, it was Will Claye of USA (duh, the headlines gave away the hint!) who came 3rd in the Long Jump and 2nd in the Triple Jump.
Doubling in the two horizontal jumps is quite demanding from the pounding in the legs, so some jumpers alternate take-off feet. (I doubled, but always used my right foot for take-off)
BTW, Mike Conley (Arkansas, USA) was also an awesome LJ-TJ-200m guy back in my days, and I actually beat him in the TJ back in 1985… well, technically.
American-born Italian Andrew Howe was an impressive doubler with a 8.47 Long Jump and 16.27 triple jump.
Will Claye Weight Training Session
Take a look at his ballistic training in the videos below (Part 1 here and Part 2 here)
Note how Will is trying to resemble the actual motions as in his event with extra resistance… take off and hopping.
Myreon Sartin says
My former university track coach had a very similar workout to these. Very beneificial workouts!!
mass gain says
I agree. This type of resistance is key for building strength and power.
On the bounding drill, does anyone see that the non jumping leg doesn’t swing through. Now if he can be resisted and still get the non jumping leg to swing through that would be impressive. Also was the intent of the drill to go more vertical than horizontal?
I prefer skipping with up to 200 lbs. much more beneficial and safer.
Work anterior pelvic to posterior pelvic tilt , would work the glutes through a full range of motion.
How do you load that in a safe way? With both vertical and horizontal forces coming into play surely you don’t mean skipping with an olympic bar getting bilateral support from the arms….do you? Perhaps it works, but I would just have to see it. I can’t see how someone could aggressively skip loaded with 200lbs using a barbell.
Great post. Very useful and informative. This is really confirmatory in the sense it is always best to try and simulate actual competition as much as possible in workouts.