QUICK TIP FRIDAY : Rotational Shot Put- Power Position

Happy Friday! …

 Since it’s spring break all over the US and for the majority of my throwers here in AZ,  I get a lot of requests from March to Mid April for additional private coaching…

… so before I head out for 6+ hours of private coaching, I wanted to be sure to give you your Friday Quick Tip.

As you know, the list of details that are important to know as a throws coach seem to be endless… 

…  so, the TCR™ system was designed to not only provide the ultimate structure, but also to streamline the processes so that the details can be managed.

When you understand the root of most technical problems (the Throwing Chain Reaction™), dealing with them becomes a much more enjoyable and easily managed issue.

In the TCR™ system, you are taught how to work the 6 Pillars and the Pillar Connection.

This week, I have been doing some private coaching for our online members, the Ralph’s, from Florida, and we have been reviewing the pillar connection extensively.

We start with the Pre-Block – The name says it all-  and the stand throw.

Understanding angles and positions is really the key to throwing far.

So, you have to work the parts and then work the connection of the parts; hence Pillar Connection.

So, I was explaining stand throws and thought I would take a clip from our training session and share it with you today.

When you set the Throwing Chain Reaction™, throwing life is much easier!

Train better,

Coach Johnson

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Quick Tip Friday: Glide Shot Put Technique- Set it up right

When new throwers begin, I’m a firm believer they should learn to glide.

Throwing, as a rule, is totally unnatural, therefore, I think it’s very beneficial to teach the glide.. and of course to teach it right.

The key?!

Learn the TCR™ system of course. Lol.

But truthfully, the key is setting up an effective Pillar 1 and Pillar 2, and in this short video I pulled a clip from training the other day with one of my first-year gliders.

He was setting up his Pillar 1 incorrectly, and that changes the CM (center of mass) so that each time he tries to pull in and kick, he begins to fall off balance, instead of loading and setting his body into a dynamic position.

It’s always about the Throwing Chain Reaction™.

Learn it right the first time, and spend less time correcting the mistakes.

Have a great Friday and Glide on!!

Coach Johnson

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Quick Tip Friday: Modified Wheel Drill Adjustments

Sometimes the best adjustments are simple.

Focus on the proper set up for better and faster results.
Check out this Quick Tip for adjusting your Pillar 3, 4, 5, 6 using the modified wheel.

glide shot put power position



In the Glide there are many important details to achieve a dynamic power position.

Gliders need to understand how to align the center of mass in throw.

Especially in he STAND throw. .

Be sure to COIL, the term we use for the upper rounded shoulders, which is positioning the shot put correctly in line with the Center of mass.

Notice how 2x Olympic Champion Majewski Pulls the shoulders over and in (Coil) vs how a young thrower tends to stay straight and thus extends the shot put too far away from the center of mass.

Glide SHot Put, Quick Tip Friday

This difference is quite noticeable. This positions the hips too far ahead of the implement from the start resulting in poor separation and a weak drive leg load or a weak Throwing Chain Reaction™.

Be sure to Coil and align properly to train the correct pattern and feeling of power in the stand throw.

Reach with the non throwing shoulder, not the arm, and keep the block arm relaxed and let it hang. If you are in the correct position the drive leg shin will be angled (MAJEWSKI) vs 90 degrees (THE YOUNG GUY)

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