Category Archives: Throwing Events

How to Shot Put -The Glide

Glide Shot Put Coach Scott Cappos (University of Iowa) Various styles of the glide The glide style of shot putting has many outstanding technical throwers since the days of Parry O’Brien started facing the opposite way of the put. Two technical styles have survived over the last several decades. The chart below compares in the…

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Discus Throwing

  Discus Throw For positioning, 12 o’clock is used as the front of the circle Preparation of the throw The start and the wind up are critical to set up the throw. The wind up is very individualistic, but for the beginner, the simpler the better. One preliminary swing is enough to establish a rhythm…

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Strength Training For Speed and Power

Training Speed and Power Events Track Events: 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 110 m Hurdles, 100 m Hurdles, 400 m Hurdles Field Events: Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault, High Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer Terms to Know For Speed and Power Strength – The ability of the neuromuscular system to produce force. (Sub-maximal, maximal and relative) Rate…

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Shot Put Discus Variable Weights

Shot Put and Discus Training Throwing Variable Weight Implements Throwing heavy and light implements can help throwers develop particular needs such as speed and specific strength. Using lighter implements develops speed and specific strength is developed with heavier implements. The three methods below account for the percentage each implement is thrown during the practice session.…

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