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by altius
Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: FASTEST POLE VAULTER
Replies: 107
Views: 36048

Its handy to have great speed -but the key is how fast are you travelling UNDER CONTROL from 10 metres out into the take off. For various reasons related to their planting action and poor cadence many vaulters can never exploit their real speed in the vault. ;)
by altius
Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Russian Style Pole Vaulting..
Replies: 162
Views: 71116

You are right - not many can pre jump effectively- even Bubka stated that although it was his aim on every jump -he did not always achieve it. That is why it is important to understand the difference between a pre jump and a 'free take off'. You need to be a good springer to use it - that is why lon...
by altius
Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Russian Style Pole Vaulting..
Replies: 162
Views: 71116

Im sorry folks - but Petrov detailed the major elements of the more effective technical model for pole vaulting in 1985 and Bubka, Tarasov, Markov, Gibilisco, Isinbyeva, Feofanova among other world class vaulters have demonstrated its effectiveness since then. Ask Nick Hysong's dad what he thinks by...
by altius
Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: 13'er can't keep long trail leg
Replies: 16
Views: 10107

1. Stop thinking swing and start thinking WHIP! 2. practice the whip on a high bar - emphasise flexion at knee of TO leg initially - this begins acceleration which is then taken up by the upper leg. Drive the chest through the arms just before beginning whip to set up elastic pre stretch from sternu...

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