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- PV Newbie
- Posts: 2
- Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:46 pm
- Expertise: freshman college
- Lifetime Best: 13,6
- World Record Holder?: Renaud Lavillenie
- Favorite Vaulter: Kendricks
okay so ill start with what i did in high school. i jumped 13,6 my senior year and unfortuantly i ended up over striding on a 13,6 145 and got rejected back on the runway when i was falling i landed on my ankle wrong and tore my atfl was out for about 5 months before doctors cleared me. Now i did about 4 months of training with my current coach in college of pre season stuff like running workouts and lifting now finally it is start to winter season, i was so excited i wanted to jump so bad i knew i was faster and stronger than i was before but once we pulled out the matts i couldn't get off the ground. i thought it was just a bad day or whatever so i continued to pratice now its 3 weeks later i still can't get off the ground wether its a 3 step or a 6 it doesn't matter i just run through I've tried everything i can think of to fix it i do slide box drills, jump into the sand, drill my heart not to mention I'm on the smallest pole possible with 3 steps on a 11,6 140 which is incredibly small to what i was used to, and a 12,150 from a 6 step and again no luck my drills are good do them usually 3 days a week but still no luck out but still no luck when i bring out the bent pole work i just run through we've checked my steps 100 times we just dont know what to do. I'm pretty sure the problem is all mental since my body is in the best shape its ever been. so please someone help me I'm so frustrated i feel like quitting but i love pole vault so much someone help me get back in the air please.
- Tim McMichael
- PV Master
- Posts: 710
- Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:36 pm
- Expertise: Current college and private coach. Former elite vaulter.
I realize this may be too late to help, but I wanted you to know that I have been through the same kind of thing. After my worst injury, it took me a year to run full speed again, mostly because of a mental block. I don't know any answer except time and a determination to not give up. If I could get through it, you can too. Don't give up.
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