Shot put

Shot put

Shot Putter, Athlete, Sport, Putter

Lately, Round Rock Wildlife Removal, one of the greatest shot put coaches in the world, asked the question,”What’s the main secret to throwing the shot ” Many coaches believed they knew the answer, but everyone failed to realize the easiest and most important component of good shot placing is to”KEEP THE BALL MOVING!” Everything the athlete does during the throw, must keep the shot moving. Regardless of what technical philosophy you subscribe to, this is THE NUMBER ONE GOAL!
Presently there are two major kinds of technique that are commonly practiced in the shot, the spinning or twist, and the slide. All these categories can be further divided into multiple subcategories according to technical philosophy. Mike Young, the US Shot Put Biomechanist, divides the rotational technique to four subcategories: the”linear twist,””rotational twist,””wrapped twist” and the”cartwheel spin.” The slide is split into the”short-long slide” and the”long-short glide.” In this report, I will concentrate on the short-long slide technique, because of the fact it is the most common method of starting shot putters to learn. In being so, the athlete should first have a great comprehension of the power position above all else. Without a proper understanding of the power position and implementation of this stand throw, any other technique development is of little worth.
• Heel-Toe Dating
The stand throw is initiated by pushing the rear heel out and turning the hip completely into the direction of the throw. Upon triple expansion (ankle, knee, hip) the athlete strikes the ball out over the toeboard completely extending the throwing arm. The left side must block any additional rotation, so the athlete is able to see the shot territory, while the throwing shoulder stays over the toeboard. The athlete shouldn’t be taught to reverse originally, as this should be a natural byproduct of the athlete becoming more explosive off the rear leg. It’s often easier for athletes to learn the stand throw by rocking into it, making a”teeter totter” movement. One of the most important differences between the long-short and short-long slides is when the left foot lands in the front of the circle. From the long-short glide, the athlete tries to land both feet simultaneously. From the short-long glide, the left foot lands following the proper, creating a more natural throwing motion. An especially valuable cue for most athletes would be to remind them to remain on the exterior of the electricity foot while turning it. This will enable the foot to turn completely into the throw.
After there’s a basic comprehension of the power position and stand throw, it’s time to move into the rear of the circle and start to learn the slide. There are lots of diverse drills and cues to use to educate athletes to slip into the right power position, but regardless of how a trainer goes about teaching the glide, there are basic points and positions that have to be achieved.
There are two unique approaches to the start of the slide, the static beginning, and the dynamic beginning. Most athletes will start with the static start and progress into the lively start as they become more comfortable with this technique. From the static start, the athlete starts in a T-position or crouch. In this position the right-handed athlete must exhibit the following characteristics:
• Shoulders are square to the back of the circle – directly contrary to the toeboard
• Left knee remains behind Perfect
• Shoulders do not fall below cool line
From the lively start, the athlete usually begins on the feet and quickly sinks down to the crouch position. To start the movement throughout the circle, the athlete must push the perfect knee down over the feet, while allowing the hips to sink back and down. As the hips start to”fall” the athlete aggressively pushes off the feet of their right foot, rolling back on the ideal heel. The left leg strikes directly and reduced into the bottom of the toeboard, while the left arm and upper body stay behind the hip axis. The perfect knee is pulled beneath the upper body, striving to pull on the knee under the left elbow. By pulling the knee beneath, the foot must naturally turn and soil between 45 and 90 degrees in the center of the circle. When the left foot lands, the athlete lifts and turns to deliver the shot to the direction of the throw.
• Chin remains even with sternum
• Shot put is 5-8 inches behind a turned right foot in left foot touchdown
• Right knee and hip get turned into the direction of the throw
• Upper body stays passive with extended left arm till hips face 180 degrees
• Hip should drive into the toeboard
• Athlete sees the shooter leave
• If athlete yells, eyes finish in 270 degrees
This is a simple synopsis of the basic concepts involved with the short-long slide technique. Applying this approach to teaching the glide should enable the coach to come up with a consistent technical philosophy which will maximize the skill level of their throwers involved with the program.


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