Vaulter practices the inversion sequence that is part of vaulting.
- You need a rope – like one hanging from a gymnasium ceiling.
How it Works
- Vaulter jumps onto the rope, grabbing it with the same hand positions that are used for vaulting.
- As the rope swings, the vaulter gets into takeoff position and then uses the momentum from the swing of their takeoff leg to invert the body.
- Vaulter holds that inverted position for 3-5 seconds.
- It is important that the vaulter gets comfortable with the feeling of inversion, so run this drill frequently to begin with.
- Also, be sure to have a good cushy mat under the rope in case the vaulter falls.