THE PIKE JUMP
Once you know how to straight bounce and tuck jump,
your next step might be the pike jump.
To really excel in pike jumping you want good flexibility in your hamstrings.
First we need to establish what the shape should look like in the sitting down position
- Legs together. Pointing , in front of you.
- Arms up.
- Bend forward as far as you can.
- Don't keep your body upright and don't round your shoulders.
Let's try this in a standing position.
Jump straight with your arms up. Suck your belly in.
Nearing the TOP, reach for your toes by bending from your hips.
When reaching for your toes your legs will automatically raise.
Keeping straight legs is more important than reaching your toes.
- Jump straight.
- Arms up. Belly in.
- Bend from hips. Reach for toes.
- Straight legs.
When your comfortable you can increase the difficulty by adding a line-out.
Do the same shape as before. But instead of bringing your arms back after the shape.
You need to bring them down to the side of your body to land the bounce.
COMMON MISTAKES 1
One common mistake is doing the shape too early.
This happens when you haven't put enough power into the trampoline, to lift your legs vertically.
COMMON MISTAKES 2
Another mistake is doing the shape with an upright body.
This doesn't make a nice shape.