Pop up inversion

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Pop up inversion

Unread postby Maysie » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:44 pm

I am a high school vaulter and I struggle with inversion on my jumps, although I can get completely vertical on a pop-up. Does anyone have any suggestions or things for me to think about to make getting vertical easier on competition jumps?

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Re: Pop up inversion

Unread postby vcpvcoach » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:50 pm

Video would help.

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Re: Pop up inversion

Unread postby KirkB » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:20 pm

Yeh, anybody can get a full inversion if the run is short enough and the grip is low enough - with or without bend.

The hard work is inverting on a long run vault, with a high grip. Inevitably, any difficulties in inverting can be traced back to faults in the run, plant, and takeoff.

Run. Plant. Jump. Stretch. Whip. Extend. Fly. Clear. There is no tuck! THERE IS NO DELAY!

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