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by PV2020
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Optimal body shape for vaulting.
Replies: 16
Views: 20966

Re: Optimal body shape for vaulting.

Plan looks good, but do not be afraid to push heavy weight with legs. This summer I did leg press and slowly, let me reiterate slowly, moved up weight and ended lifting around 750 for reps of 5 where at the beginning of summer could not do any where near that. This year my vertical is about 3 inches...
by PV2020
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Optimal body shape for vaulting.
Replies: 16
Views: 20966

Re: Optimal body shape for vaulting.

If you are 5'4 150 male vaulter that squats 225 but can not squat 300 pounds, you are probably pretty top heavy. 225 is not bad for a high school senior, especially one your weight, but I know guys that weight with that bench press that are 6'0 so by no means stop benching, just make sure you are do...
by PV2020
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Post Collegiate Training
Replies: 6
Views: 5137

Re: Post Collegiate Training

What type of talent does it take to be a contender in open meets, to the point where you could even be making money? U will not make a 'living' off of it unless you have at least an A standard 5.72m (18'9). I use 'living' as even with that mark your sponsorship may not even completely cover the cos...
by PV2020
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Post Collegiate Training
Replies: 6
Views: 5137

Re: Post Collegiate Training

If you have been steadily improving when u graduate or jumping 17+ it is mostly about location and availability. If you have been steadily improving, try to stick with the same coach. If it ain't broken don't fix it! I've seen people go from 15' to 18' and leave their college coach right after gradu...
by PV2020
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Crossfit? Really? What is wrong with our elite athletes.
Replies: 3
Views: 8175

Crossfit? Really? What is wrong with our elite athletes.

I keep seeing Facebook post from elite level pole vaulters (like the 17'6 to 18'6 guys) that keep talking about doing crossfit or other programs quite similarly. This is now how you train to be an elite strength and power athlete! Crossfit pro's are the most conditioned Olympic lifters in the world,...
by PV2020
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Pre-Season Testing
Replies: 0
Views: 3020

Pre-Season Testing

This is probably only relevant in college and those with accurate timing systems. But what kind of pre-season testing do you do, or have your athletes do? What kind of marks are you typically looking for for a certain level of vaulter. If you are an athlete list your marks for certain test and your ...
by PV2020
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: USA List.. 6M-4.80M
Replies: 39
Views: 23243

Re: USA List.. 6M-4.80M

Fixed.. I just typed the wrong name. The only argument is max potential with an effective technique. There are few people that would argue that Feofanova didn't have great technique, by any means it is probably one of the best, if not the best of any woman ever. And she is fast. But imagine how high...
by PV2020
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: USA List.. 6M-4.80M
Replies: 39
Views: 23243

Re: USA List.. 6M-4.80M

The leading factor that made Jenn so favorable to a coach to learn to pole vault was her speed, strength, athleticism, and height. In college she ran 14.58 over the 100m hurdles and could high jump 5'5 and long jump 17'11. The jumps are not that impressive for her height but the speed from the hurdl...
by PV2020
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: USA List.. 6M-4.80M
Replies: 39
Views: 23243

Re: USA List.. 6M-4.80M

I think there are a lot of coulda woulda shoulda's around. The problem are they USA guys with the known physical ability will be too old then. Scott Roth has the physical presence and speed to do it as well as Chris Swanson who is still relatively new to the event but has gone 5.60 after not picking...
by PV2020
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: How high as a sophomore in high school?
Replies: 5
Views: 11575

Re: How high as a sophomore in high school?

I really want to vault at the U and I've read that their standards for athletes are in the 15'-15'6" range. Right now I can clear 11 foot bungees every now and again while not even holding at the top of my pole (13'6" at the moment). I was wondering what I should aim for by the end of thi...
by PV2020
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Got a new pole!
Replies: 6
Views: 4593

Re: Got a new pole!

Well I got a new pole 15'160 Spirit.................promptly cut 8" inches off the bottom and it works like a dream! really smooth and nice high bend. Anyone else have experience with cut spirits? Congrats on the new pole... but... why would someone ruin a perfectly good pole? The bottom of a ...
by PV2020
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Historical
Topic: Steve Smith
Replies: 2
Views: 12986

Re: Steve Smith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4kqA0xfGws Not who you are asking for, but this guy does a pretty good job at it. 4.60m. And the physics argument is you can not jump forward on a skateboard because the wheels will slip out, this is why you have to jump straight up. It also kind of teaches you long j...

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