The scissor kick technique is still relevant today in the high jump because it is an important training tool.
4 Advantages of Using the Scissor Kick in Practice
1) It mimics a high jump approach at full speed.
2) It makes an athlete jump using a penultimate step.
3) It helps the athletes keep their shoulders away from the bar and torso upright during the takeoff.
4) Most importantly - It makes the athlete drive their knee.
The scissor kick used in practice prevents an athlete from diving into the bar during a Fosbury flop high jump.