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by Thats.What.She.Said
Mon May 14, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Question of too much bend???
Replies: 5
Views: 3307

Re: Question of too much bend???

his PR is 13'9 I think, he struggled a lot transitioning to college track because it was the first time he focused solely on pole vault.
by Thats.What.She.Said
Sun May 13, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Question of too much bend???
Replies: 5
Views: 3307

Re: Question of too much bend???

It probably has a bit to do with the fact that you pull down on the pole after you take off. It's easier to see in the first video because of the angle, but you can see after you takeoff, your top arm bends a bit. Then in the first video you can see you takeoff, and then a split second later your ar...
by Thats.What.She.Said
Sun May 13, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: How to run from 7-lefts, and drop the pole?
Replies: 8
Views: 4580

Re: How to run from 7-lefts, and drop the pole?

It's not even necessarily about them being slower, just rather them being no faster. If you reach the same top speed in 5 steps as you do in 7, then just take 5 that way you can get more reps in before you get as tired. Also, I know there's people on here that strongly advocate that you don't need t...
by Thats.What.She.Said
Sun May 13, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: How to run from 7-lefts, and drop the pole?
Replies: 8
Views: 4580

Re: How to run from 7-lefts, and drop the pole?

Do off the runway pole runs. Start with walking plants, and pause at every step to get a feel for where the pole should be at every step. Next move to fluid walking, then jogging, and finally full speed. This way you learn how to move your arms with your feet properly, to plant better. As for the 7 ...
by Thats.What.She.Said
Mon May 30, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Blocking out?
Replies: 1
Views: 2116

Re: Blocking out?

Locking your (typically) left elbow while taking off. This forces your shoulders back and your hips to come forward making it hard to set up a good swing. Also, often (at least from what I've seen in high school) it makes it harder to party much past 9 o'clock in your swing because the arm stays loc...
by Thats.What.She.Said
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: ghetto style training suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 3527

Re: ghetto style training suggestions

ahh good call haha I have most of a 15 (I think) foot broken pole that I can do pole drops with. haha running in the snow hasn't worked very well though. On my last snow day, I got bored of being stuck inside so I went out and played in the snow. When I tried to run, I made it a whole like 2 steps b...
by Thats.What.She.Said
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: ghetto style training suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 3527

ghetto style training suggestions

Haha okay so maybe not "ghetto" but I need suggestions of what I can do between seasons with next to no available resources. I'm coming up on my last week of indoor track, and outdoor doesn't start until the 21st of march so I have just over a month off. I'd really like to keep doing somet...
by Thats.What.She.Said
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Inspirational Pole Vault Poem
Replies: 9
Views: 6305

Re: Inspirational Pole Vault Poem

my friends love it. i posted it on facebook to share it with them so that i could tag all of my pole vault friends...hope you dont mind! dont worry, i kept your name on it
by Thats.What.She.Said
Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: The run and plant
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Re: The run and plant

hmm sounds like you arent running tall on those last few steps. if you are landing on your heals then chances are you are leaning back, and to counter balance that you are striding out your steps (which is why moving back doesnt help at all). so running tall, means exactly that being as tall as poss...
by Thats.What.She.Said
Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: female vaulter! i can't get my hips up!
Replies: 9
Views: 3728

Re: female vaulter! needing help getting vertical, and shooting!

i dont know if im just reading it wrong, but are you saying that you are trying to jump faster now that you are bending the pole? because if so that could be causing a lot of your problems, because with the bent pole you need to not rush your swing, because that means that you're not setting up your...

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