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by ifavault
Mon May 21, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Please Review...State Meet is only 4 Days Away!
Replies: 5
Views: 4183

Re: Please Review...State Meet is only 4 Days Away!

Although both vaulters are at very early stages of development, they can probably be helped by focusing on the following: At it's most basic element, the pole vault is a jumping sport. If they focus on only one or two things it should be to jump strongly off the ground without losing speed and reach...
by ifavault
Sat May 15, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: downswing?
Replies: 10
Views: 3998

Re: downswing?

My 9 year old daughter is in gymnastics. She was telling me of a high bar drill she was doing called "fish flops" (Cute name). From a hanging position you go back and forth from a "pre-stretch" extension and forward whip of the legs. Of course she's doing it with her legs togethe...
by ifavault
Wed May 12, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: downswing?
Replies: 10
Views: 3998

Re: downswing?

Kirk, Are there any video examples of what you would consider an aggressive and effective "downswing" as you describe it(whether it be beginner, intermediate, or advanced level vaulters)? Additionally, would it be possible to see video of what you feel is a more passive downswing for compa...
by ifavault
Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Historical
Topic: Good New Article on Billy Olson
Replies: 2
Views: 5099

Re: Good New Article on Billy Olson

There is a quick shot of Billy Olson in the introduction of the Doug Lytle video at this website: http://www.xtremeathleticskc.com/pole_vault_training_video_doug_lytle.html He is the 7th vaulter over a bar (about a third of the way into the video) just before the sprinters come around the corner of ...
by ifavault
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: Pole Vault Pole Protector
Replies: 9
Views: 5602

Re: Pole Vault Pole Protector

Or you can take off right and not use poles that are too soft. With all the emphasis on PVP about first learning proper technique by using a stiff pole, I would think box and pole contact would be inevitable with just about any pole in a school's inventory. Hence, some form of pole protection is go...
by ifavault
Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: Pole Vault Pole Protector
Replies: 9
Views: 5602

Re: Pole Vault Pole Protector

I'll reply with a similar type of response that I did with a recent topic regarding a "bar lifter" a few days ago... I'm not trying to detract from the entrepreneurship of anybody's ideas...heck, I try and sell PV stuff myself...but here is my "poor man's" solution to pole protec...
by ifavault
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: Crossbar Lifter
Replies: 16
Views: 6790

Re: Crossbar Lifter

Not to detract from your entrepreneurship, however there are many ways to "skin this cat". In my bag, I carry a device that I created that is cheap and convenient for putting up crossbars. Take a "U"-shaped, wall holder for a hammer that you can buy at your home improvement store...
by ifavault
Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: General Track and Field
Topic: New 100m WR!!! (6.13s)
Replies: 2
Views: 4881

New 100m WR!!! (6.13s)

See it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-za0uk158FE

Bolt has a little more training to do to catch up! ;)

ifavault
by ifavault
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Ankle injury- bone bruise?
Replies: 4
Views: 8706

Re: Ankle injury- bone bruise?

Even though the term "high ankle sprain" is used, it does not necessarily refer to pain up into the shin region. It simply refers to a sprain of the ligament higher than the more common one down around the lateral malleolus (outside ankle region). Pain you are having in the junction betwee...
by ifavault
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Biofreeze
Replies: 19
Views: 13521

Re: Biofreeze

Be a little bit careful with how much and how often you use some of these types of products. Here is a case about a XC runner who died from overdose when some of these creams were absorbed through the skin. No reason to think it's not a legitimate article. Worth at least a read for some since it see...
by ifavault
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Ankle injury- bone bruise?
Replies: 4
Views: 8706

Re: Ankle injury- bone bruise?

As a physical therapist reading your injury description, it sounds like it might be a "high ankle sprain" in which you have strained the tissue/ligament that stabilizes the tibia and fibula (Syndesmotic ligament). When you describe pain that develops upon closing the angle between your foo...
by ifavault
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: Value of old, non-regulation pit?
Replies: 2
Views: 2096

Value of old, non-regulation pit?

Can anybody provide a general value range for an old high school pit that is non-regulation size. I'm not sure of the exact dimensions yet, but it has a single front bun and likely 3 back pads with top cover. It is very likely short on both width and length, however it has been in dry storage for se...

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