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How high can mammals jump?

How high can mammals jump?

by Leana Kell

Most mammals were born with the ability to jump. As humans, we regularly practice the art of jumping throughout our daily lives. Whether its jumping onto a bus, or down a flight of steps, many of us cannot crush the urge to use the talent we've been given and jump! Below, Beemat takes a look at the art of vertical jumping amongst mammals currently living on our planet and which mammals can jump the highest. How high can humans jump? Let's first consider the human jump capacity. Currently, the highest 'standing' jump is 1.616 metres or 5.3 foot and was...

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Beginner's High Jump Training Drills

Beginner's High Jump Training Drills

by Leana Kell

If you're a PE coach, every season you'll be faced with the challenge of introducing new sports to pupils who may or may not have received any formal training before. The Rio Olympic Games 2016 has proved to be yet another inspirational event that promises to draw more of today's young athletes to the world of track and field events. Many people are attracted to High Jump, a track and field event whereby competitors must jump unaided over a horizontal bar placed and measured at different heights, without dislodging it. Below, Beemat explores the various methods employed to promote and...

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