INDIVIDUAL BIOMECHANICAL PROFILES OF CHANGES IN TECHNIQUE BETWEEN PRACTICE AND COMPETITION IN SEVEN COLLEGIATE POLE VAULTERS
Keywords: pole vault, individual profiles, competition, practice, horizontal velocity, vertical velocity.
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine individual changes in technique between competition and practice in the pole vault. Seven collegiate pole vaulters were videolaped and analyzed in two or three competitions and two or three practices. Means for competition and practice were computed in eight parameters. The eight parameters included: maximum horizontal velocity, maximum vertical velocity, horizontal velocity at the last step, vertical velocity at take off, stride length from the third to the last step to the second to last step, stride length from the second to last step to the last step, the height of the top hand hold at pole plant, and elbow extension at pole plant.
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