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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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2014 Arcadia Invitational Shot Put Win

Great Day for Arete Throw Nation Shot Putter, Dotun Ogudeji, and Coach Jorge Reyes, at the 2014 Arcadia Invitational. Dotun had a big 66 foot foul on the opening throw, fouled about a 63 footer on the second, and the pressure was on.  He simply needed to take an easy throw to make the final.…

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2014 Arcadia- Shot Put Runner Up Video

Great Day for Arete Throw Nation Shot Putter, Matt Katnik, and Coach Paul Diaz at the 2014 Arcadia Invitational. Matt got second place, and PR’d 3 times during the comp. with 4 throws over 63′. 63’4″, 63’10”, 63’11 1/2″, and 64’4″ This was Matt’s final throw at 64’4″ responding to fellow Arete Throws Nation shot…

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Shot Put & Discus Technique- Separation

In this Tech Talk, I want to discuss the concept of separation in the shot put and discus. If you don’t have separation when you throw the shot or the discus, your throw will be far shorter than you want. I see many throwers struggling with this part of the technique, and there are a…

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