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by CoachEric
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: HOWS IT LOOKING?
Replies: 15
Views: 10070

Re: HOWS IT LOOKING?

The biggest thing holding you back is that you row your hands down when you see the bar. Rowing down directs force down the length of the pole, causing it to unbend prematurely. Rowing also prevents you from being able to drop your shoulders and achieve full inversion. So, focus on keeping your arms...
by CoachEric
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Hilton Garden JDL meet 4.90
Replies: 4
Views: 5211

Re: Hilton Garden JDL meet 4.90

You're letting the pole tip drop far too low before you begin your plant motion, and your left hand is going with it. It causes you to have a longer plant path, which prevents full extension at takeoff and forces you to decelerate while you plant. To fix this, you need to change the way you carry th...
by CoachEric
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Mick Viken takeoff
Replies: 4
Views: 5062

Re: Mick Viken takeoff

Very nice. I actually don't think he was out. If he's hitting his mid and is able to take off with some extra space behind the box, then it's a free takeoff! Kudos! One improvement for Mick to work on would be to allow the bottom arm to bend slightly so that the shoulder angle is more open, allowing...
by CoachEric
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Andy's Freshman Year Journal
Replies: 12
Views: 8471

Re: Andy's Freshman Year Journal

Your takeoff is flat because your pole tip drops below eye level in the last couple steps before your plant. The correct position is for the pole tip to be passing eye level as your hit your left to begin your plant. This will result in a higher plant and takeoff trajectory, because the accelerating...
by CoachEric
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Practice Jumps. advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 4201

Re: Practice Jumps. advice?

Hard to tell since the video doesn't show the run, but it looks like your pole tip is low before you start your plant. Gotta fix that to be able to improve your takeoff angle.
by CoachEric
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Polardog Invite
Replies: 6
Views: 4813

Re: Polardog Invite

Your swing breaks because you are pulling with the bottom arm, and you are flagging out because the pole rotation stops. So you won't improve your swing simply by trying to keep your leg straight. Instead, improve your pole carry and plant motion. In your last two steps, your pole tip drops well bel...
by CoachEric
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Gain weight or lose it
Replies: 8
Views: 7577

Re: Gain weight or lose it

Strength is a function of the cross-sectional area of a given muscle, a squared value. Weight is a function of volume, a cubed value. If you gain weight, even assuming your bodyfat% does not change, you will have a lower strength/weight ratio. Focus on speed and power development. Lift weights in re...
by CoachEric
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Need help jumping over handgrip
Replies: 7
Views: 5882

Re: Need help jumping over handgrip

Kevin, 1. Carry the pole with your left wrist cocked up, supporting the pole in your palm. You're using a "monky" grip with your wrist turned over the pole, which is creating problems in your run and plant. 2. Your plant is late. Do lots of plant drills to practice proper plant timing. Be ...
by CoachEric
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: 4 and 5 left approach, bungee 4.0m
Replies: 5
Views: 4327

Re: 4 and 5 left approach, bungee 4.0m

Your pole tip is dropping below eye level before your plant, which is forcing you to deccelerate in your last 2 steps. First, fix your pole carry. Carry the pole with your left elbow down, supporting the pole from underneath, with your wrist cocked up. This will help you control pole drop and shorte...
by CoachEric
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Bottom arm confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 4285

Re: Bottom arm confusion

Yes, it's definitely because you're pulling with your bottom arm. First thing's first. Fix the way you carry the pole. You are carrying with a straight left wrist and high left elbow. Instead, tuck the left arm under the pole, with your elbow down, and cock the wrist up so that the pole rests in you...
by CoachEric
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Trouble penetrating when swinging
Replies: 6
Views: 5533

Re: Trouble penetrating when swinging

It sounds like you are almost definitely pulling in some way when you swing. Since you are able to move the pole when you don't swing, it suggests that your takeoff is on and you are pushing the pole pretty well off the ground. Watch your video, and look to see if your left elbow is dropping at all ...

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