“Learning how to throw the shot put and the discus is hard!”
This is the number one complaint I get from athletes and throws coaches from around the world.
No matter where you are, the #1 thing we wanna be thinking about is how to simplify to get the best results—fast!
SIMPLICITY is the fastest way to get lasting results.
When I’m coaching either at a throws camp, a private coaching session, or an online coaching session, putting all 6 pillars of the throw together -“Pillar Connection”)- and starting to actually throw,
we really emphasize 2 things in our Pillar Connection segment:
1. The Wind Up 1 Start
2. The Pillar 2 Start
These are 2 different technical positions that teach the right movement mechanics.
The Wind Up 1 start and the Pillar 2 start have similar objectives, but both eliminate a lot of excess motion in different ways.
Excess motion is what destroys
- crushes balance
- and thus speed,
and increases the likelihood of fouls, lost distance, and slow-down of technical development.
It’s also where young throwers tend to get out of control.
One of the MOST COMMON mistakes in the set up of a rotational throw we want to eliminate is the multi-wind.
There are several variations of the multi-wind, but it’s basically when the thrower is winding back and forth, multiple times, shifting side to side instead of twisting to create separation and stretch reflex.
Shifting back and forth sets the wrong rhythm and motion pattern.
Let’s see what I’m talking about in action!