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by Lilmicmike
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Alignment Trouble
Replies: 0
Views: 4560

Alignment Trouble

Hello PoleVaultPower, I am a college vaulter that has asked many questions on this forum before and here I am again today asking for some help. The problem that I am feeling and seeing in my vault is my alignment with the pole. I am sure that many will see other issues with my run, take-off, drive, ...
by Lilmicmike
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: How/When to pull when inverted
Replies: 14
Views: 13873

Re: How/When to pull when inverted

I've done similar exercises to this. I cant get my arms as locked out as he does but I can get up and cleanly around the bar with no touch. Is this what you are refering to when you mention the pull to handstand. I understand he has a large swing and movement before the pull up but this is the only ...
by Lilmicmike
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: How/When to pull when inverted
Replies: 14
Views: 13873

Re: How/When to pull when inverted

Kirk, Yes and No to if it felt better. It was a head wind and dead legs kind of a day. I was not bringing in as much speed and power as I usually do, but the plant felt higher and more chest drive. I have always been a foot under type of vaulter so these recent jumps have been consistenly on or a ta...
by Lilmicmike
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: How/When to pull when inverted
Replies: 14
Views: 13873

Re: How/When to pull when inverted

Kirk, do not let my questioning of your theroy be taken as ignoring your advice and criticism. I asked to be criticized and that is what you are doing. Take a look at this most recent jump from this week. Would this qualify as a free takeoff?

https://youtu.be/c6IjHmo15hw
by Lilmicmike
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: How/When to pull when inverted
Replies: 14
Views: 13873

Re: How/When to pull when inverted

Drew, you mention what you're doing "right", but not what you're doing "wrong". Here's my list (I won't mention anything before your takeoff, but there's issues there too): 1. You're taking off too far under. You can see that your pole is bending before you take off. You should ...
by Lilmicmike
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: How/When to pull when inverted
Replies: 14
Views: 13873

Re: How/When to pull when inverted

Thank you for the heads up. Link should be all good now.
by Lilmicmike
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: How/When to pull when inverted
Replies: 14
Views: 13873

How/When to pull when inverted

Hello everyone, My name is Drew McMichael. I am a current college vaulter, jumped 17'2" in highschool, but am having some trouble right now. I am with an amazing coach right now and he is telling me great things. My vault has improved Greatly in a small amount of time. Currently we are struggli...
by Lilmicmike
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Full Run TROUBLES:striding, posture, hands....
Replies: 3
Views: 8210

Re: Full Run TROUBLES:striding, posture, hands....

@CoachEric thank you for your advice. we have been stressing on the hands for some time now. i can feel my left get long and slow and with that, i feel the deceleration at take off. i jumped today with same results of striding and low pole carry from fulls. i am running poles runs tomorrow to get th...
by Lilmicmike
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Full Run TROUBLES:striding, posture, hands....
Replies: 3
Views: 8210

Full Run TROUBLES:striding, posture, hands....

hello my name is Drew, quick bio about me; i am a college freshmen at a large d1 sec school. jumped my pr of 17'2" back in highschool. always been a consistent vaulter(never no heighted, alwasy cleared atleast 3 bars). recently ive come to college and gained tremendous strength and speed that i...
by Lilmicmike
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: Can't get my rhythm back.
Replies: 2
Views: 9125

Re: Can't get my rhythm back.

My mid is my 5th left. I do full approach slide box and pull runs 4 times a week trying to get it back. In my pole runs I can leave the ground very well but once the bit come to play I'm not setting myself up to leave the ground. I just run into the plant.
by Lilmicmike
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: Can't get my rhythm back.
Replies: 2
Views: 9125

Can't get my rhythm back.

a little update on myself, i am a college freshmen vaulter. started jumping 4 years ago and in my senior year i jumped 17'2 from a 9 left. i never lifted in high school and gained 15pounds in my first semester. lifted 4 days a week and now i am in competition mode and can't get my long run back. i j...
by Lilmicmike
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: 9 left hurt? Or help?
Replies: 4
Views: 4478

Re: 9 left hurt? Or help?

Thanks Kirk. And sorry it's just a habit of saying 7 step rather than lefts. And yes my pr was with a 7 left. Thanks for the advice and yeah i would love to hear from some college coaches. I believe I need to focus on speed and strength, rather tan my steps.

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