1, 2, 3.

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Is pole vaulting as hard as it looks?

1, 2, 3.

Never tried the pole vault? Don't worry, it's as easy as one, two, three! Well, one, two, three, four, five, to be exact. The pole vault can be learned in five phases.

They are;

  1. the approach
  2. the plant
  3. the takeoff
  4. the swing
  5. the clearance.

Pole vaulting is a method. It is a dynamic sequence of movements combined with strength, speed and flexibility. Perform these steps in order and you'll get over the bar and into the pit.



7/31/2006 1:54:32 PM
sally said:

as a beginner pole vaulter i was faced with a lot more steps then this i believe that its alot more then just a swing and clearance you need to use a lot more stengeth to invert and then eventualy turn...it takes time its definatly not sumthing u can easily learn in 5 steps..sometimes it takes people up to 5 years to get the sport


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