THE OPTIMAL CONTRIBUTION OF THE PHASE DISTANCES IN THE TRIPLE JUMP: NOVICES VERSUS ELITES
AbstractOver the years, many investigators have studied how triple jumpers apportion the phase distances. This information is important to the researcher and coach because it enables them to determine on which phase jumpers place their emphasis in order to achieve maximum performance. These "ratio studies" point to the importance of balancing the maintenance of momentum by attaining an optimum distance on each phase (Doherty, 1976). The question still remains, however, as to whether there is an optimal apportionment that would allow all triple jumpers to achieve maximum performance.
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