Fleeting as this feeling is, I will enjoy it while I can!
Well, I warmed up with my sleds, started with a very low grip on my smallest pole and jogged in from 33' and made 9'6, 10', 10'6" and 11' with zero issues and stopped. GRATEFUL!! Not only was I not hurt but for the first time in many months, I was able to control my vault entirely with hand pressure. Though I have been vaulting technically well, I've just been swinging as hard as I can. To jump really high you have to place and keep tension on the pole the entire jump. Because my grip has been low I haven't been able to find this magic timing. Today it was there like it had never left. YAHOOOOO!!!
So concerned was I about this lack of precision timing from hand pressure, I ordered one more smaller 12'4"/3.75m pole from Bruce Caldwell at Essx so I could have a pole I could easily jump on from 2 lefts/4 steps/22'. This progression is the key to me jumping high and today was a spectacular day for my health and my technique.
At the gym I have been lifting hard every day, alternating lower and upper for 10 days. Once I do this and take a break, then when I come back and start lifting the same area every 3rd day, I'm immediately stronger. As expected I felt super strong on all of my lifts today.
This can all change when I try and repeat this on Sunday, but for right now, I'm going to bask in the glow of a few things finally going right. Thanks for your support. PRICELESS!! Bubba
Chumbawamba - "Tubthumping" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5uWRjFsGc