This video details the start of the glide technique. The glide technique start can be a simple process for beginners. First, make sure the body is in proper alignment at the back of the circle for the shot put glide technique. The glide technique is set up with the shoulders down with the left arm loose. The knees are bent with most of the bodyweight on the right foot. To start the throw, the left leg is brought up, like a leg curl to set up the next phase of the throw which is the unseating of the hips.
The start in the video is a very simple start but very effective for most beginning shot putters learning the glide technique.
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To read more about the glide technique, check out our crash course on the shot put and discus throw