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by powerplant42
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Critique my vault
Replies: 2
Views: 10040

Re: Critique my vault

Hi there, Sorry you've only gotten spam responses. :( A bit hard to tell with the guy blocking the take-off shot, but you look very under at take-off. Work on getting each step of your run mapped out, and this should help to deal with the problem. Look around here for dj's famous "midmark"...
by powerplant42
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Analysis of Vault
Replies: 3
Views: 7718

Re: Analysis of Vault

Welcome to PVP! It seems like your running behind yourself - get your feet more directly underneath the center of gravity, which is shifted forward because of the pole's weight. Otherwise you can get out of control, which will lead to a late plant (and it did in this case). The late plant leads to b...
by powerplant42
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: What should I be doing for more explosiveness?
Replies: 6
Views: 15812

Re: What should I be doing for more explosiveness?

There's good news and bad news. Bad news - Working out, even really really hard, is not going to do that much for you within a year for your vault. EVEN IF you were hitting the take-off at 11 meters per second (which nobody does), you would probably not be able to hit over 14' or so. That's because ...
by powerplant42
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: Bending the pole and over bending the pole
Replies: 7
Views: 21766

Re: Bending the pole and over bending the pole

RJ - Kirk's advice is (and "unadvice") is right on.

FWIW, without seeing video, this is usually a "good problem" to have. It's a sign you're doing some things well.

Don't get hung up on needing to clear x height by y date. Settle in for the long haul and you'll do better.
by powerplant42
Fri May 20, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Taking it to the next level
Replies: 2
Views: 8681

Re: Taking it to the next level

A couple of these should do the trick:

https://youtu.be/IBbRmuPTHNQ?t=44

:yes:
by powerplant42
Fri May 06, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Midmark question
Replies: 8
Views: 18323

Re: Midmark question

Something's not right here. Maybe it is that it is a 5 step run (the chart is designed for 6L and up), but it doesn't seem moving back one left would bring the same step out 9 feet. At 12', it's probably time to move to a 6L run anyway though. Maybe Earl was adjusting for a 5L run, calling a differe...
by powerplant42
Wed May 04, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Pole Vault Progression
Replies: 1
Views: 8396

Re: Pole Vault Progression

Love the enthusiasm, but it will be hard to achieve your goals without doing something each day. Make every day a PV day, and it will be a possibility. Time, energy, and mental effort put into other events will not be beneficial, unless you are interested in the decathlon (which is perhaps something...
by powerplant42
Wed May 04, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Midmark question
Replies: 8
Views: 18323

Re: Midmark question

Sooooo... again... Which step are you calling your midmark? When you hit 32', which foot is it, and which step is it from the take off? Sorry if I was unclear.
by powerplant42
Tue May 03, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Midmark question
Replies: 8
Views: 18323

Re: Midmark question

Which step are you referring to as your midmark at 32'?
by powerplant42
Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Lower back injury
Replies: 6
Views: 16748

Re: Lower back injury

Could be related to the piriformis and sciatic nerve. Massage is better than stretching in that case. Chiropractic is another possibility too. However, one stretch that might help is to lay on a bed with the hips off, legs down, feet off the ground, like you're sliding off. Then push the stomach up....
by powerplant42
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Rocking back fully
Replies: 10
Views: 19287

Re: Rocking back fully

That's one tall baker! Try using the search bar with words like "tuck," "rock back," and "shoot." The general consensus on this board at least is that this is an unhelpful way to approach the vault... It's all about the swing, no tuck! It seems antithetical to the probl...
by powerplant42
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Help with run/take off
Replies: 7
Views: 17554

Re: Help with run/take off

Never seen Rocky!!!? That is a major training issue. How are they supposed to be motivated? :no: :deadrose:

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