An Athlete Uses Physics to Shatter World Records

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Have you heard of the Fosbury Flop? It was invented by a college high jumper in and has become the standard technique for high jumpers world wide. Learn the physics of this move and why it is more effective for clearing the bar than the traditional face-down, an inspiring addition to your lesson on the center of mass.

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