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by LPVG
Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: swinging better.?
Replies: 3
Views: 2865

A couple of things could be happening. You may be trying to row your hands down to your feet instead of using your shoulders and core to bring your feet up to your hands. This causes the arms to move forward from the body and effectively block your ability to swing up. The further your hands move fr...
by LPVG
Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Please tell what Im doing wrong!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3967

Hi HJPV Even from the angle the film was shot, here's what I see 1. You are under on your takeoff. Your hips look like they are forward of your shoulders just as the pole begins to bend. 2. You are blocking with your lower arm. I can't see if, or when, you lose the blockout, but it is causing you to...
by LPVG
Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: Can't get off the ground!! Need help please?
Replies: 13
Views: 5597

Sam-o You might initially work with a slide box to overcome your problem. Intellectually, you know the slide box won't bite you if you do something wrong. Start with a short run and gradually progress to your maximum run. Do the same thing on the runway. Start short on the runway and grip low. Give ...
by LPVG
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Training your own daughter
Replies: 15
Views: 14339

Interesting thread. I coached my own son and was a second coach to two other father/son teams. I am working with a father daughter team now. The coach/father coached his oldest daughter and now is coaching his youngest daughter. He is doing an outstanding job and there is obviously lots of love and ...
by LPVG
Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Pole vault tools to help athletes accelerate learning curve
Replies: 9
Views: 7681

Hi vcpvcoach: Thanks for the vote of confidence on the pole loading tool. It really is an incredible tool. Just last week, I was able to teach an old decathlete how to load a pole. He hadn't jumped in years and wanted to get back into it. He was able to translate the load experience to the runway al...
by LPVG
Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Pole vault tools to help athletes accelerate learning curve
Replies: 9
Views: 7681

Hi DJ: Thanks for the input. I wish I could get more people to respond (positively or negatively) because I would really like to either start producing them or chalk it up to experience. Everyone who uses them loves them. Tell your friends to look at the site and take a moment to download the survey...
by LPVG
Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: bending the bottom arm
Replies: 26
Views: 11425

"My coach has told me that using your shoulders near the end of the vault to push a little forward will help you get through the pit, and im curious if this is correct and that is what fefanova is doing, or if i should not use my shoulders to put a little more pressure on the pole. You should deffin...
by LPVG
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Backyard Pit
Replies: 10
Views: 3848

If you are looking for conveyor belt material, go to a large heavy civil construction company. Chances are they have a materials plant where they mine, then crush rock to meet different DOT requirements. They go through a lot of belting material. They will generally cut it into 20-30' lengths. it is...
by LPVG
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Stiffer New Pole
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

A rule of thumb is 6"=10lbs. Since you went up 6" and added 10lbs to the pole rating, you are up about 20lbs. That's a big jump. Like Nitro says...drop your grip. You could also go up 5lbs on a 13' pole. Lots of options
LPVG
by LPVG
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: TAPE~ah please help
Replies: 2
Views: 1787

vault workd has it too. Here's the link
http://www.vaultworld.com/prsport/tape.html
LPVG
by LPVG
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Power Fitness Chute
Replies: 5
Views: 2167

I tried those back in my triathlon days. I found it was just OK if you wanted to run against the wind, but I soon got bored with it - about two hours into a workout. Hill running will do more for you at a lot less cost (assuming you have hills). Another inexpensive alternative is to get several used...
by LPVG
Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Pole question
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Hi Patrick: You are on the right track with your logic. Better to hold low and jump high than hold high and jump low. The latter is not conducive to longevity and good health. A couple of questions - 1. You mentioned his current pole is going soft on him. Where is he currently hitting his apex (50, ...

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