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Glide Shot Put Standing Throw

Standing Throw The shot-putter sets up the upper body similar to the crunch drill with the left arm down. The left leg is lifted up 4-8 inches off the ground to simulate the right to left action in the throw. The delivery phase is the same as the full throw. The width of the base…

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Strength Training High School Athletes

12 Week Strength Training Plan This is a 12 week introductory plan designed with younger athletes in mind, especially 7-9th grade athletes.  It is designed to address many common needs for this age group, and sport.  It could also be used for older athletes that don’t have a background in organized athletic performance training. Since…

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Discus Throw Training Practice Plan

Discus Throw and Spin Shot Put Throwing Practice Progressions Author: Scott Cappos [hr] Discus Throw Session 1 Teaching Progression x10 each drill Start and winding Start to step out Start to step to the middle Start to step to the middle, turn to power position Start and turn to power position Medicine ball throws x5…

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Glide Shot Put Training Practice Plan

Throwing Practice Progressions Glide Shot Put *Unless noted the standard weight shot put  will be used in training -Light medicine balls and shot puts (1-3 pounds under standard weight) 6-8 pounds for high school girls and 8-10 pounds for high school boys The Start Use a basic start for all the drills in the glide progression,…

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Shot Put and Discus Warm Up Routines

Warm Up Design Shot Put and Discus Throw Shot put and discus training programs combine speed, strength and technique, warmup routines should reflect these elements also. Coaches develop training programs with the end result in mind, getting the best throws at major championship events. The throwing coach can organize practice several ways, however, the warm up is used…

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