A forum to discuss pole vault technique as it relates to beginning vaulters. If you have been jumping less than a year, this is the forum for you.
skyin' pimp wrote:work on your runway some more.. and when you think your runway is good.. keep working on it <whip cracking>
You got that right. What do you think, 95%...maybe 99% of all technical problems stem from the run & takeoff?
"You have some interesting coaching theories that seem to have little potential."
yeah, i'll go with the 99% i'll be at meets and people will ask how to get better off the pole.. i say "runway", and they say, "i think my speed is pretty good, and i take-off pretty well, and i'm using a pole rated at my weight".. hmmmmmm.. yeah, you must be REAL efficient on and off the ground.. for all you dumbasses that think your runway and take-off is good.. i would tend to doubt that.. watch yourself in a 50 meter dash, and then watch yourself with a pole.. if they don't look the same.. then your runway sucks.. period.. (granted, your w/o pole running technique may also suck, but, it's a start)
confuscious says: man with four balls doesn't walk
remember when you were a kid and you played on the monkey bars... go play on the monkey bars. practice swinging up and going verticle up to the top of the bars. shoulder and arm strength. The runway advice is very good. you cant swing if you cant get enough speed and your approach is wrong.
Raise the bar
Raise the bar
skyin' pimp wrote:.. for all you dumbasses that think your runway and take-off is good.. i would tend to doubt that..
ha, yeah, i remember thinking that myself in about 9th grade. i was wrong. now at 21 years old i sometimes think the opposite: that i have a good top. im probably wrong about that as well. it seems about the time you are getting comfortable with your technique and stuff you stop improving...
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