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by ACvault
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Moving legs faster.
Replies: 5
Views: 3779

Re: Moving legs faster.

I know this sounds like the basic, how do i get faster thread but it is a little different. I have a team mate this year that is a female vaulter that has jumped 10' holding around 11'6 in high school last year. She is about 5'10 130lb and has never ran more than 5 lefts before in the vault. The bi...
by ACvault
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Rope Vaulting - Yay or Nay?
Replies: 80
Views: 46530

Re: Rope Vaulting - Yay or Nay?

I wonder if we can get Jan to weigh in on this, considering that he implements rope vaulting into the training of his Skyjumpers participants and athletes. I think rope vaulting from a platform as shown in the videos is a useful tool. As a regular participant in this drill while attending Skyjumpers...
by ACvault
Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Strength training for beginners
Replies: 8
Views: 12456

Re: Strength training for beginners

First and foremost, I would like to say that my experience teaching somebody how to vault with no experience, is not much. I have worked with a lot of beginners, intermediate, and even a few advanced guys, but not much with the people that have never touched a pole...just my little disclaimer... St...
by ACvault
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Strength training for beginners
Replies: 8
Views: 12456

Re: Strength training for beginners

This might sound kind of repetetive, but I've really come to be a believer in it (from listening to people like altius, reading enough threads on here, and doing it myself)... High bar! Play around, do some ab-specific stuff, drill the swing... You get just about everything you'll need in terms of ...
by ACvault
Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Strength training for beginners
Replies: 8
Views: 12456

Strength training for beginners

I though it would be helpful to create a thread that provides information for beginning vaulters on how to train for strength. I am not talking about weightlifting because we already have too many threads that cover that area and plus I feel it is a waste of time for young kids to be spending all th...
by ACvault
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Can Hooker Do It?
Replies: 6
Views: 3160

Re: Can Hooker Do It?

I would definitely not count Hooker out. You need to take into account the fact that he is the second highest vaulter of all time, won the Olympic gold medal and set the Olympic record on final attempts after taking (I think) a dozen jumps. No doubt the mental toughness is there, it just becomes a m...
by ACvault
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Biofreeze
Replies: 19
Views: 10627

Re: Biofreeze

PP what are you using it on? I know you had some hamstring problmes in the past. I prefer Aspercreme.... It has no smell, and no burn. And if rubbed in enough no greesey feel afterwards. After you put it on the pain just seems to go away (most the time for my muscles or shin splints once i rub it i...
by ACvault
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Building a base
Replies: 13
Views: 4271

Re: Building a base

Look guys, the summertime is not the time to be pressing. I don't care how much you workout or how structured your plan is, any training you do now isn't going to help you much when it counts. I understand not wanting to lose fitness, but you're not competing right now. You need to lose fitness to l...
by ACvault
Wed May 27, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: New one from me...
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

Re: New one from me...

I think what you need to concentrate the most on is your run. One of the things you are lacking in your run is POWER. You need to push out of the back from the very first step with big, powerful strides. If you do not know what I am talking about then read this book. http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Ju...
by ACvault
Tue May 26, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: Your picks for USAs?
Replies: 3
Views: 2506

Re: Your picks for USAs?

Walker
Scott
Mondschein

Stuczynski
Johnson
Dragila
by ACvault
Fri May 22, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Anyone Have a good workout routine
Replies: 26
Views: 11037

Re: Anyone Have a good workout routine

Only from personal experience, i feel that our whole goal is strength FOR OUR BODY WEIGHT. I found it very interesting that the gymnastic guys at PSU are the most cut and look like the strongest guys on campus- and they do absolutely no lifting. Obviously there are benefits of lifting, but i think ...
by ACvault
Fri May 15, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Tear me up please
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

Re: Tear me up please

You need a higher pole carry. Your left arm was bent at the plant, you need to reach up high.

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