• Grigoriy Popov
Keywords: pneumatic support, elasticity, hitting load, long and triple jumps


INTRODUCTION: When training for competition, it has been established that the degree of impact absorbed by the body can influence the work capacity of athletes. Excessive shock load can often lead to trauma in one form or another. For this reason, when there is potential for increased volume and intensity in training sessions, it is important to provide favourable conditions during contact with the ground. Traditionally, support has been provided in the form of grass surfaces, sawdust, wood, and sand. However these materials should only be used for special or auxiliary exercises, not for training routines and basic exercises. Therefore a need arose for design of a special device (equipment) capable of changing requirements of the basic interaction of the athlete with the contact surface under training conditions. Another aspect of this study was the application of this technique to performance of the athlete in competition.