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World Class Pole Vault
with Jeff Hartwig;
2X Olympic Pole Vaulter (2008 , 1996);
4x US National Outdoor Champion ('98, '99, '02, 03),
2x US National Indoor Champion ('99, '07),
Former American Record Holder Outdoors (19'9 ½)",
American Record Holder Indoors (Currently 19'9").

Special Appearance by Earl Bell; 1998 National Olympic Coach of the Year

Establish and reinforce good habits in your vaulters using this simple, safe training progression.

This pole vaulting DVD begins with a technique progression appropriate for any level of pole vaulter. Along with his own demonstrations, Hartwig is joined by a high school boy and girl to demonstrate each progression.

The technique progression includes:

  • Grip and Carry: Learn to mark your pole for grip consistency and jump-to-jump adjustments. Establish the proper grip and carry position.
  • Pole Plant: Ensure a confident and safe take-off by maintaining balance on the pole. Hartwig teaches basic walkovers, illustrates proper body alignment in relation to the pole and provides coaching tips to ensure your vaulters are properly balanced.
  • Approach and Take-off: No need to stand in line for the pole vault pit. Get your vaulters more approach reps by learning to train on the track. In addition, Hartwig shows how to train vaulters using a progression of short run approaches, how to correct common take-off errors and how to safely train vaulters with their speed and body under control.

Throughout the technical progressions, Hartwig shares invaluable coaching tips such as to how progress your vaulter as they improve.

In Part 2 of this presentation, Hartwig demonstrates 36 exercises that he incorporates into his pole vault specific training program. These exercises fall into five categories: Hurdle Mobilities (6 drills), Core Exercises (15), Med Ball Exercises (9), High Bar Exercises (3) and Weight Lifting Exercises (3).

Hartwig then takes you through the four training cycles that make up a season.

  • Cycle 1: Off Season Training
  • Cycle 2: Early Season Training
  • Cycle 3: Power Training
  • Cycle 4: Competitive Cycle
  • Hartwig lays out a detailed training schedule for each cycle. The schedule includes a weekly plan and specific daily workouts. In addition, he shows the vaulting skill set that is appropriate for each phase of the cycle.

    As an added bonus Hartwig introduces his coach--the legendary Earl Bell--to present a technical analysis of the vaulting Hartwig does in each of the four training cycles. Hartwig and Bell deliver priceless tips and techniques throughout this commentary.

    This is THE most comprehensive combination of teaching, coaching, training, and planning that has ever been produced for pole vaulting.

    129 minutes. 2010.

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    Race Walk Clinic - in a Book
    by Jeff Salvage and Tim Seaman, 2000 US Olympian; the first four-time NAIA race walk champion while at University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    America's premier team of clinicians Jeff Salvage and Tim Seaman's Race Walk Clinic - in a Book beautifully illustrates textbook techniques while it catalogs typical mistakes race walkers make that can rob them of a legal race and speed. It explains why these problems exist and prescribes critical solutions to correct them. If you are ready to improve your race walking style and step up to the next level, then pick up Race Walk Clinic - in a Book today.

    Our approach in Race Walk Clinic - in a Book today. is to pick up where other training materials leave off. We start by grounding our discussion with a review of correct race walking technique, but do not focus on the many aspects of technique that you can do incorrectly. We then divide race walking technique problems into broad categories, starting with issues of legality and then separating technique issues into categories such as hip, leg, arm, and posture problems. For each category we illustrate the problem with photographs of either elite race walkers or (for beginner problems) staged images. We then offer remediation in two forms: exercises, drills, and stretches to improve your style, and mental cues to guide your focus while race walking.

    Within the educational material presented, we've interspersed "Tales from the Track," a unique collection of unique stories in which great race walkers from the U.S. and around the world retell some of their most memorable experiences.

    115 pages. 2013.

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    Race Walk Like a Champion
    by Jaff Salvage

    Printed with 8 1/2 x 11 full-color pages, Race Walk Like a Champion is the single best compilation of information on the technique, training, and history of race walking. It combines approximately 400 photographs with charts and diagrams to explain every detail of race walking. Never before has race walking been covered with such complete, aesthetically pleasing detail.

    Race Walk Like a Champion starts with a thorough explanation of how to select race walking shoes and warm up; then describes every aspect of race walking technique, judging, and training philosophy in extensive detail. Other chapters include stretching, racing, strength training, mental preparation, injury treatment, and nutrition.

    Race Walk Like a Champion also includes a comprehensive chapter on the history of American race walking. Each era of walking is broken up with an introduction and bios on the greats.

    Race Walk Like a Champion is the culmination of 20 years of race walking, as well as the combined experience bestowed on me by coaches and mentors. It picks up where Walk Like an Athlete, co-authored in 1996, leaves off. Walk Like an Athlete was aimed at the recreational race walker. Race Walk Like a Champion is focused on instructing the competitive race walker. However, if you are a newbie walker and do not intend to compete, have no fear. Race Walk Like a Champion assumes no prior walking experience or knowledge. Whether you are a novice race walker or an elite competitor, Race Walk Like a Champion will provide all the information you need.


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    Race Walk Clinic - in a DVD
    by Jeff Salvage and Tim Seaman, 2000 US Olympian; the first four-time NAIA race walk champion while at University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    America's premier team of clinicians Jeff Salvage and Tim Seaman's Race Walk Clinic - in a DVD captures the essence of our live clinics without the travel and expense. Narrated by both Tim and Jeff, this DVD walks you through our clinics classroom sessions. Essentially its our lectures in a box. We cover a detailed description of correct race walking technique, then discuss Tim's training philosophy (which lead to four Olympic berths in 2012 and 5 of the 6 20km US Olympic Trials race walking medals), our analysis of "Looking at the Best" race walkers in the world, a photo story highlighting important concepts related to race walking and a 320 fps slow motion video from the 50km Olympic trials showing America's best 50km men walking stride for stride when everything was on the line. America's best race walkers are trained under the TEAMS system of training. Learn from the best and you too can maximize your race walking performance.


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    Race Walk Like a Champion (DVD/CD Set)
    by Jaff Salvage

    The Race Walk Like a Champion DVD/CD set is like a coach in a box. Spanning a DVD and a CD for your computer, the set brings the descriptions from the book to life while explaining all aspects of race walking in DVD quality video. However, the benefits of the DVD format do not end there; the interactivity makes it a coach in a box. It's friendly menus allow you to watch exactly the section you wish, over and over, with no rewinding! Have a technique problem? Just drill down through the interactive menus and your ever-present coach is there to assist.

    Here's what each volume has to offer:

    VOLUME I - The DVD
    The DVD starts off with a definition of the rules that govern race walking. Once you know what you have to do to be legal, the DVD then presents every aspect of race walking technique.

    Your shoes are your single most important piece of equipment. The DVD demonstrates all aspects of good and bad race walking shoes, so that you can make an educated decision about your shoe selection.

    Add in the audio/video photo stories of the all-time best walkers in America along with a documentary of the top athletes training at the ARCO Training Center--many of whom will be part of our 2004 Olympic Team--and you will have a new appreciation for our sport. Learn all the lessons this set has to offer, and maybe you'll be in the next DVD.

    Our DVD contains all the stretches, drills, and exercises to make you a complete race walker. Walking alone isn't enough. Without warming up properly, improving your range of motion, stretching, and strengthening the proper way, you will not reach your full walking potential. The step-by-step instructions contained on this disc are sure to help you on your way to being the best race walker possible.

    Finally, additional books, videos, links, as well as other resources are available at the click of a button.

    The second disc is a CD to be played in the computer.

    Nowhere before have so many detailed training schedules (over 100, from 5K to 50K) been available at the click of your remote. Simply select your race distance and then your race time, and a day-by-day training schedule appears. The DVDs guide you from the first steps of a base phase all the way through your race day.

    Once you know the techniques, you'll want a training program. Our detailed, day-by-day schedules are customized to your goal race pace. Pick a distance, then a time, and a three-phase day-by-day schedule is presented.


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