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Broad Jumps will teach you how to DRIVE yourself off the blocks.
Always wear appropriate shoes, and do your jumps on a non-skid surface.
Cullen likes to use a marker -- like the edge of a mat -- to mark his starting point.
Start from a stable base, with feet shoulder width apart and pointed straight ahead. You should have equal weight on both feet.
Focus your eyes on a single spot beyond where you think you will land.
Swing the arms forward, back and then FORWARD as you jump.
Land as softly as you can, and send your arms and momentum FORWARD.