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by flyingfish12
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: What do college coaches look for
Replies: 4
Views: 8766

Re: What do college coaches look for

I fit right into this category: “those that started late but are making good progress”. I started pole vaulting as a HS junior but as a 2nd spring sport; my first sport was lacrosse. I made the difficult decision to leave lacrosse my senior year and focus on the pole vault because I really enjoyed i...
by flyingfish12
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Stuck, not getting any better!
Replies: 1
Views: 3765

Re: Stuck, not getting any better!

Hi Dana -

I was just on the boards updating a post and saw yours. Go ahead and post a video and I will be happy to take a look! Others here might give you some tips too.

Monica
by flyingfish12
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 26592

Re: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?

I just wanted to update where I am today and thank Kirk for his help again. Here is the video of my fall training, which was a lot of sliding box! But I went from no reverse C to a pronounced reverse C, and it is starting to show up in my actual take-off when I am vaulting - https://www.youtube.com/...
by flyingfish12
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: College freshman need help ASAP!!!!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 6502

Re: College freshman need help ASAP!!!!!!!!

I thought I would take a shot at answering this even though I am new to this board. First of all, the problem you are describing I don’t think is that uncommon in this sport. It happens at all levels. Here is Eliza McCartney – bronze medalist this last summer at the Olympics in women’s pole vault – ...
by flyingfish12
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 26592

Re: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?

Here is a video from this weekend, the brighter day was Saturday and the rainy day was Sunday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLNNa-do6Lw My step was inside on Saturday so tried to move more outside on Sunday, it is definitely a different feel. Also both days trying to get my chest out but I am sti...
by flyingfish12
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 26592

Re: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?

Thank you Kirk! I have some video from today but it is not very good, on Sundays there are soccer games at the field and with the time change it is getting really dark by the time they are over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9KaKVETO7Y I put tape down to mark the box end and also my take-off mark...
by flyingfish12
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 26592

Re: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?

Here is the latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVxcZDqvoNk&feature=youtu.be I have been focusing on: 1) getting my jump more up (than out) and getting my top hand up; 2) keeping my eyes straight instead of looking down; 3) getting my left leg back. The feeling is different, I can feel...
by flyingfish12
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 26592

Re: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?

I have been working on the plant the last few weeks but also working on my top end (spiral turn is getting a lot better, I'm starting it sooner). I was at the park with the sliding box today and took some video. It is here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDQsysvdNek My goal is jumping with my ches...
by flyingfish12
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 26592

Re: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?

Hi Kirk, My "bent left arm" is the bad kind, where the arm is bent to speed up the swing to inversion. So I am talking about breaking that entire habit (a combination of throwing my head back and rushing to inversion by bending the left arm in). It’s not good. That’s why I decided to dedic...
by flyingfish12
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 26592

Re: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?

Thank you Kirk. I read your posts. In chapter 13 you said "This Jump to a Split was the most critical part of my technique" so I am feeling like I am focusing in the right area! I went up to the playground this summer to practice my penultimate step by running layups but found I was checki...
by flyingfish12
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 26592

Take-Off and Reverse-C Suggestions?

Hi Pole Vault Power Community - I am a 19 year old, 5’9” female (3.65m pr) beginning my 3rd year pole vaulting. I train independently (I am not on a team) so look to as many sources as I can to learn new things. After watching Eliza McCartney this summer at the Olympics I began studying her plant an...

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