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
What is push? Your push is how high above your grip you can clear. How can you figure this out? And why is this important? Well for starters it amazes me how many people do not know how high they can grip? So many people say “I grip here.” What does that mean? Data is always important in training and your grip and push are important data points. You should always measure your grips and know your maximum and average grips for particular runs, 3 left, 4left, 5left, etc. So now