Advantages Of Long Jump

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Long Jump
Procedures: The participant has to stand behind the line and has to jump off of both feet and attempt to jump as far as possible while landing on both feet. The participant gets three chances to jump as far as they can, then they record their data.
Advantages: This test does not take very long to do and it does not require a lot of equipment.
Disadvantages: It takes some form to know how to do this properly so some participants may have an advantage over others.
Validity: it is a good test because gives the athlete an idea of how much they can actually explode forward which can be useful.
Reliability: It is pretty reliable if everyone that is being tested knows the proper technique and we are only testing the power and explosiveness
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The reason being is that the participant will not need as much technique. There will still be some technique needed, but not as much as the long jump.
My results: My first attempt at the long jump was a 6’10, which is considered poor on the results chart. My next jump was a 7’5, which was average, and my last jump was 7’4 and that is average as well.
Application: This test could really show the athlete how much power that he/she has in their legs. Leg power is very important because no matter what sport or activity you do your legs have to be stable and they have to be used. So, if a person has weak legs then they will not be able to preform at an optimal
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It’s a good test because there are not many other tests that can test your acceleration speed.
Reliability: The person could not test their endurance.
My thoughts/ results/ application: I believe that this is a good test if you are trying to test for acceleration. My time was a 4.78 and that goes in the category of a “college footballer” on the chart. This is good to know because an athlete needs to know how fast that they can accelerate at any given moment.
Vertical Jump
Procedures: First the participant has to measure the reach standing next to a wall and a measuring tape. After the reach is calculated then the participant has to then jump as high as they can touching the vertical challenger. After that they have to measure how high the jump actually was minus the reach. There were different variations, one being the double legged jump, next being the “drop step” jump, and the last being the one step jump. Then the best of the three attempts will be recorded.
Disadvantages: Again, just like the other two test this requires a little bit of technique.
Advantages: This test does not take very long and it does not take very much equipment to do this test.
Validity: This test is perfect for testing the participant’s vertical

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