…that’s the sound my technique is making right now. That was a weak joke--I know. But it’s the truth; I had some issues when we moved back to 6 steps. This week things began to round into shape. About 75% of the way through practice on Monday (12/3), I had what teachers would refer to as the “AHHA Moment”. This epiphany occurred when I realized I was trying to create too much “down” pressure on the pole. This prevented me from finishing jumps and severely affected my height. I started to fix this by focusing on moving up the pole. On a 15’ pole holding at 14’, I jumped as high as I ever have from that grip. I went 12’6” from 3 lefts, 15’ from 4 lefts, 15’7” from 5 lefts, and 16’ from 6 lefts. I hope to jump higher from 6 lefts (17’ to be exact). FRIDAY IS THE DAY, and it will be fun. I will update the link on the “Schedule” once results are posted from the meet. I will also post video.
11/29- Lift-5 Upper body exercises, 3 lower body exercises; 6x150m hollows (slower around the curves), 6x50m with resistance, 6x50m get up and go’s any position
11/30- 8 Tunnel Stairs (2x every step, 2x every other step, and 2x double-leg hops = 2400 contacts)
12/3- Vault Day: full jumps from 6 lefts, 15’/19.3 from 84' (bar at 4.55m); 8x20 plyos
12/4- Lift-3 Upper body exercises, 3 lower body exercises; 4x75m at 80%, 8x50m with resistance, 4x75m 90% or faster
12/5- Vault Day: full jumps from 6 lefts, 15’/19.3 from 84' (highest bar at 4.80 with clearances at 4.45, 4.60)
12/6-Pre Meet Day
12/7- SIU-Jump at Noon
Some near makes at 4.85 (15'11") at 35 and 44 seconds.
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