Author Archives: Erik Johnson

Shot Put & Discus Technique Science

The Other day I did a mini throws clinic for my Arete throwers ( those that train with me every week). I decided to do it after coming off a series of Arete Throwing Chain Reaction Throws Camps I did over the last 4 weeks in preparation for the upcoming season. I thought it would…

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Strength For The Shot Put and Discus Throw

Throwing is a strength sport, so by default you need to be strong in order to perform the shot put and discus at the optimum level. At least 50% of your throws training is likely going to be spent in the weight room. When you are at the collegiate level, you figure you are spending about 4…

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How To Throw the Discus

Happy Halloween everyone, We have a special Halloween Discus Tips Video… Check it out. Discus glowing in the night Ring of Horror, thing in flight I saw it quickly, it spun a star Lightening object, it did sail far It shook the soul, it struck the ground, Demon spirit without a sound Happy Halloween… If You…

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Lifts For Shot Put and Discus Throwers

A few Days ago I received an email for one our Throws Nation members regarding correlation in training (weight room) to actual throws. This is a very good question. The great Russian throws coach, Anatoli Bondarchuk, found that the combination of the power snatch and the use of lighter & heavier implements, do correlate to…

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