How do you get a consistent long jump approach?
Repetition is your friend when it comes to developing a consistent long jump approach. I do at least 3 approaches after my warm up before every track session. It helps me get comfortable on the runway and to establish the rhythm. It teaches you to run the same way each time. The only way to become consistent is to do it over and over and over again. Also, always write down the distance of your approach for each session and have someone watch or film your approach so that you know exactly where your foot is at takeoff. It’s normal for the approach to change throughout the season due to increased speed or fatigue. It’s also normal for your approach to change from meet to meet, track surfaces can differ greatly and of course the weather plays a role too. Always start from the same mark you use in training and adjust the approach during the warm up or your pre meet workout the day before.