Throwing

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 to …

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Strength Training For Track and Field

Strength Training Program Design Terms and Planning Work Capacity: The ability to repeat sub-maximal efforts. In the speed and power events, medicine ball and plate circuits and Olympic lifting combination exercises address work capacity in the weight room. Event specific training exercises can also improve work capacity. Work capacity is part of the initial preparation …

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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 is the ability of the neuromuscular system to produce force including (sub-maximal, maximal and relative strength). …

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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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Track and Field Plyometrics

Plyometric Training THE PURPOSE To improve speed, power, rhythm, event specific strength, and endurance: depending on the exercises, recovery period, and repetitions. THE SCIENCE Plyometrics work because the exercises improve the rate of contraction by overloading the neuromuscular system. This is achieved by pre-stretching or shortening of the muscle fibers followed by a rapid dynamic …

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