Optimum take-off angle in the long jump.

  title={Optimum take-off angle in the long jump.},
  author={Nicholas P Linthorne and Maurice S Guzman and Lisa A Bridgett},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  volume={23 7},
In this study, we found that the optimum take-off angle for a long jumper may be predicted by combining the equation for the range of a projectile in free flight with the measured relations between take-off speed, take-off height and take-off angle for the athlete. The prediction method was evaluated using video measurements of three experienced male long jumpers who performed maximum-effort jumps over a wide range of take-off angles. To produce low take-off angles the athletes used a long and… CONTINUE READING

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