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by Lax PV
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: 10 things everyone should consider while lifting
Replies: 37
Views: 17385

Re: 10 things everyone should consider while lifting

Monday: Plyos, Sprint, lift - HIGH INTENSITY Tuesday: Short run work/easy day- MEDIUM INTENSITY Wednesday: active rest - LOW INTENSITY Thursday: Plyos, Sprint, lift - HIGH Friday: short run work/easy day - MEDIUM Saturday: Competition- MED TO HIGH Sunday: active rest - LOW Yup, this is pretty much ...
by Lax PV
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Optimal Grip
Replies: 24
Views: 8477

Re: Optimal Grip

I think the correlation is that your grip height from 3 lefts on a stiff pole should translate to your take-off point on your competition pole, which would allow you to determine your grip height as well. For example, if you can grip 13' on a stiff pole from 3 lefts and stay behind the pole with go...
by Lax PV
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Optimal Grip
Replies: 24
Views: 8477

Re: Optimal Grip

Is there a direct conversion of stiff pole grip height to optimal grip height on a bending pole. For example lets say someone can rotate a pole just past vertical with good take off technique holding at a height of 13 feet from a given # of steps.......I believe if the number of steps is a constant...
by Lax PV
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: What are your personal records?:Weight lifting
Replies: 85
Views: 41273

Re: What are your personal records?:Weight lifting

Wow, Thanks Kyle. Yes, you can see just about every bone in me. im pretty wirey . I would only do a squatting exercise twice per school week but the squatting motion is part of the power cleans technique which is one of the more important lifts for a pole vaulter, or so says my coach. the amounts i...
by Lax PV
Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: building speed
Replies: 11
Views: 6952

Re: building speed

Try using "strides" with a pole as a dynamic warm-up that will improve your running technique with a pole, leading to greater speed on the runway, where it counts. Sprinting various lengths can be helpful, but pole runs will help more for a beginner/intermediate vaulter. Try doing a searc...
by Lax PV
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Swinging faster
Replies: 8
Views: 2743

Re: Swinging faster

Hold lower. I am curious as to why holding lower would help me swing faster? Because the pole will be moving faster and because when you overgrip it's hard to time the swing up properly. Try it and see... 9 times out of 10 (in what I have seen anyways) it an over gripping issue, and it will probabl...
by Lax PV
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: vaulting only twice a week!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 6453

Re: vaulting only twice a week!?!

Its an unfortunate thing that most high schoolrs vault to train... and not train to vault... Anyhoo, as people age, (even from 17 years old to 25) the elasticity of their muscles and tendons diminishes. For the demands of the vault you need to let your body recover or you will injure your self plai...
by Lax PV
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Most Important Muscles
Replies: 30
Views: 21148

Re: Most Important Muscles

Since we are on the topic--I am curious how many steps it takes the guys that are doing it in 4sec and less, what surface are they one etc. Normally, I do plyos on a rather soft surface. While it is not going to recoil like a hard surface would, I think the trade off on the lack of pounding is wort...
by Lax PV
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Most Important Muscles
Replies: 30
Views: 21148

Re: Most Important Muscles

Since we are on the topic--I am curious how many steps it takes the guys that are doing it in 4sec and less, what surface are they one etc. Normally, I do plyos on a rather soft surface. While it is not going to recoil like a hard surface would, I think the trade off on the lack of pounding is worth...
by Lax PV
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Most Important Muscles
Replies: 30
Views: 21148

Re: Most Important Muscles

I am going to time my bounding workouts for the next couple of weeks, just to get an idea. When I tried this one, I felt like I wasn't bounding as much in height as I normally do. Sadly, I think that is going to make my time even longer, but I really like it as a metric of elastic strength/plyometri...
by Lax PV
Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Most Important Muscles
Replies: 30
Views: 21148

Re: Most Important Muscles

master wrote:Out of curiosity, what is the average length of the strides of the bounders when you tested them. Said another way, how many foot touchdowns in that 25 meters?

- master


When I tried it, I think I had 9 total touches, I came across in ~5.1sec. I suppose I have a long way to go...
by Lax PV
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Most Important Muscles
Replies: 30
Views: 21148

Re: Most Important Muscles

Elastic strength or Plyometric strength- Probably the most underated training focus in pole vaulting. Go mark out two cones 25meters apart and get a rolling start, see how fast you can bound over 25meters. If you can go under 4 seconds you are above avaerage. Curious where you got that metric from?...

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