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Why the Scissor Kick is Still Relevant in the High Jump


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.

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