In a previous article, “The Performance Equation” I touch upon the topic of how training and technique work together but I wanted to give a more specific example in this article.
I recently posted a video of an athlete doing pull overs on a high bar on @therealapexvaulting. Now let’s say you find that you are slow on the pole and you aren’t very efficient. If you are a male vaulter and you are gripping 13’6” and you jump 13’6” that’s a good start but that’s only 8” push. Yo
Pole speed is how quickly an athlete’s pole passes through vertical. Pole speed is a very good indicator of how well you can translate your runway speed into the jump. The athlete that can generate the most pole speed can grip higher than an athlete that does not generate good pole speed. The speed of the jump is how quickly an athlete can complete their jump, this is the moment the athlete leaves the ground to the moment they clear the bar. The faster the speed of the jump