Episode 122 Can you Vault as an Adult?
The Apex Vaulting Podcast
by Branko Miric
1M ago
In this episode Branko is joined by Lilly Brown and Calvin Gould. They discuss what it is like to jump as adults. Lilly is currently in law school and Calvin is an Engineer. They discuss the shift in perspective from being highly driven and competitive athletes at the high school and collegiate level to now using the vault as an outlet and way of staying in shape. They share their insights and of course the importance of community and culture of positivity and growth being one of the major reasons for continuing to vault. As always if you enjoy the podcast please subscribe and leave a comment ..read more
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Episode 121 Skill and Physical development are the answer to your Pole Vault Problems
The Apex Vaulting Podcast
by Branko Miric
5M ago
In this episode Branko covers recent videos posted on the invert and getting "stuck in the bucket." As explained in those videos working on developing the needed strength and speed for each skill in the vault is needed, and doing the drills required to work on aspects of the vault has to be done to master skill. Doing full jumps from longer approaches and trying hard will get you no where fast. On that note Branko also discusses what really causes run throughs and what to expect if you want to solve your run through issues. If you enjoyed this episode it would mean the world to us if you subsc ..read more
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Episode 110 What to do the practice before the big meet?
The Apex Vaulting Podcast
by Branko Miric
5M ago
You have one practice left before your big meet, (States, Conference, Nationals etc.)what do you do? Well Branko discusses how people answered that question on twitter and how he would approach that final practice. He also discusses some mistakes he made in the past. As always if you enjoy the podcast please subscribe and share with a friend! And if you have any questions please feel free to email us at apexvaulting@gmail.com ..read more
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Episode 109 Vaulting for Life Part 2 Calvin Gould
The Apex Vaulting Podcast
by Branko Miric
5M ago
Vaulting for Life! Why would adults pole vault? Calvin Gould one of the adults that train at Apex goes over his reasons why he trains. Calvin has jumped at Apex for over 10 years, through high school, college, and now as an adult, and he goes over his shift in mindset as a vaulter how that has made all the difference for him. His mindset of skill mastery instead of change pr's has made vaulting way more fruitful and satisfying. If you vaulted when you were in high school or college, or always wanted to try, find a pole vault club and see what pole vaulting can do for you! As always email us wi ..read more
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Episode 105: Picking the right college to jump at.
The Apex Vaulting Podcast
by Branko Miric
5M ago
Robert Plumb, college junior at NCAA Division 2 East Stroudsburg, joins the podcast to discuss how he chose the school he's at and how he has become an important member of his track team. We discuss what athlete's should be looking for in a school if they intend to compete at the collegiate level. He also discusses what it takes to be a successful member of a college team. You may have thought you were working hard in high school, but you may need to take it to another level in college. If you enjoy the podcast please subscribe and share with people that may enjoy it as well! Thanks for listen ..read more
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Episode 104: Should you specialize in the pole vault
The Apex Vaulting Podcast
by Branko Miric
5M ago
Brad Lawrence, owner and operator, of Apex Long Island joins the podcast to discuss the Twitter debate Branko got into with Scott Simpson about specializing in the pole vault. Should people specialize in the pole vault at a young age? Will it cause injury? Should you do multiple sports instead ..read more
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Episode 102: Ethan Senecal
The Apex Vaulting Podcast
by Branko Miric
5M ago
Ethan Senecal, coordinator of Cross Country and Track and Field at Susquehanna University, joins the podcast! Ethan has a wealth of experience from being a decathlete, and coaching at many programs and shares his knowledge with us. Ethan discusses training, recruiting, and even shares his knowledge in hosting successful event. An amazing episode! It may have taken a while to have him on the podcast, but he definitely will be on again ..read more
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Episode 120 What to expect at your first pole vault practice
The Apex Vaulting Podcast
by Branko Miric
5M ago
If you have never pole vaulted before going to your first practice session might seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! In today's podcast episode we go over what beginners should expect at their first practice. And if you are a coach or club owner and don't have a pole vault structured warm up, make sure to take notes and email us if you need help designing your warm up structure to not only help onboard new athletes but help current ones continue to refine the foundational skills of the vault at every practice session! If you enjoyed the episode please share with a friend and subscrib ..read more
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Episode 119: How do you rate your jump?
The Apex Vaulting Podcast
by Branko Miric
5M ago
I think if you're anything like me you want to know that you are doing your absolute best. And maybe that's what draws us to the vault. With all the technique there is to master, physical improvements we can make through training, there really are so many different variables we can continually work on to improve. The journey never really ends. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 you're only scratching the surface, 10 you are squeezing every inch out of your jump, how do you rate your jump? Are you really trying your best? What are the metrics you use to rate yourself. Check out this episode for more cont ..read more
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Episode 118: Strength and Conditioning options for Pole Vault
The Apex Vaulting Podcast
by Branko Miric
5M ago
Strength and Conditioning coach at Defranco’s Gym Calvin Hartman, former Apex Vauliting athlete and coach, joins the podcast to share an amazing new service we are providing at Apex Vaulting. As a former athlete and coach at the club he has experienced first hand what a strength and conditioning program can do for a pole vaulter. In college he went from being a 14’ HS jumper to hitting 15’9” in college! At Defranco’s Calvin has expanded his knowledge and experience by working with NFL athletes, adult clients, and high school athletes of all sports. He is now bringing this knowdge and experienc ..read more
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