The discus throw’s finish is very different than the spin shot put.
Funnily, the discus isn’t so much as thrown, as it is a sling, or a whip.
This is a throw that demands an athlete to maintain separation til the end, as the bottom half of the body leads the top then- BOOM!
… and because of this balance, speed, and strength become the trifecta to hit that big throw.
I believe the discus is the toughest of the throws to learn, so you’re the KING of throwing if you’re a discus thrower… and I’m not just saying that since I was a discus thrower, hah.
Hitting the finish in the discus throw is a part of the throw I coach with athletes as much as the set up!
Why? Because nothing, and I mean NOTHING will show you how critical it is to hit all 6 pillars of a throw correctly to allow the throwing chain reaction to play out then in the discus.
If the start of the throw – Pillar 1 of the TCR System- is not set up technically on point, then as the athlete moves throughout the throw, it ends with the throw being short, or a foul, or both!
Below is another quick video where I was demonstrating how to make the necessary adjustments technically to hit the finish.
This was at one of our Summer Throws Camps.