Bernhard Seifert (born 15th February 1993) is a German javelin thrower with a personal best of 82.42m (270′ 5″) thrown in 2013. Seifert gained some experience on international scene, especially with his second place at the U23 European Championships 2013 and his participation at the 2013 World Championships. During Junior level he placed 4th at the U20 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain and 6th at the U20 European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.
What do you need to work on, improve?
I definitely need to work on my technic. The technic are so important and if you throw in the area of 85m (278′ 10″) it must be right everything. The second part are my fitness. I would like to faster and more dynamic.
Where will you be living this winter?
I will be living and training in Potsdam (Germany). This year I have stared a study at the police.
Who are you training with?
I’m training with my coach Burkhard Looks and 6 other motivated people. We are all Javelin thrower and the atmosphere are very good.
Are you throwing in the off-season in practice?
Yes we throw also in the off-season, but not so often as in the head season. It is very important for the feeling to throw a javelin. Furthermore we throw many balls. We vary whit the weight of them.
What weight lifting exercises will you do?
We do the ‘normal’ exercises like snatch, bench press, clean etc. My favorite are bench press.
Do you see your coach much? Who is your coach?
I see my coach every day. I thing it is very important to communicate. My coach Burkard Looks are also a Javelin thrower. His personal best are 86m.
Are you going to try anything new this off-season?
We try to make less strength and to lay main focus on the general athletics. I will try to implement some new exercises and ideas.
What will you do to relax?
Regeneration are very important. Sauna, massage and physio are the second point after the training. In my free time I meet friends or make photos.
When do you plan to compete again?
This is difficult to say, I think it will be next year in May. Possibly the throwing cup in Halle.