Shin splints can cause pain and hamper training, but with proper care you can overcome them quickly. Read on to find proven techniques to reduce and eliminate them. This article will give you very easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Steps 1 Know what causes shin splints. Shin splints are caused by high impact on your [...]
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A vaulter taking off with a pole. Photo Credit moodboard/moodboard/Getty Images Pole vaulting is a common competition in today's Olympic games. Men and women compete for height and distance during this event. Using a pole made of flexible materials, the vaulter uses his own weight to launch over a heightened bar. If the vaulter upends [...]
WHEN YOU THINK about it, the pole vault is quite interesting. There is a bar 4 to 5 meters high that you want to clear. Jumping won’t cut it. Your only option is to run as fast as you can and use a long pole to vault over the bar. Historically, the pole vault was [...]
Many people look at the pole vault and believe it would be incredibly easy -- and why wouldn't they? All it takes is some speed, momentum, and the ability to still a pole in the ground, simple, right? Wrong! In fact, the sport requires skill and speed as well as fearsome mental determination. Pole vaulting [...]
As a pole-vaulter, my college coaches always stressed three major aspects of an athlete’s training: 1. Enough Sleep 2. Healthy Diet 3. Smart Physical Training If any one of those aspects were missing from my life, my performance would suffer. I spent the better part of 4 years trying to figure out the healthiest diet [...]
Perfecting technique is a given if you expect to improve in the pole vault. However, you must also train for the pole vaulting event. I suggest vaulting 2 to 3 times per week plus training another three days. You'll be amazed how quickly your heights improve when you become faster, stronger and more explosive. You [...]
How it works Competitors vault over a 4.5-metre long horizontal bar by sprinting along a runway and jamming a pole against a ‘stop board’ at the back of a recessed metal ‘box’ sited centrally at the base of the uprights. They seek to clear the greatest height without knocking the bar to the ground. All [...]