Andreas Hofmann (born December 16th, 1991) is a German javelin thrower with a personal best of 86.13m (282′ 7″) thrown in Braunschweig, Germany. Andreas won the 2014 European Team Championships and placed 2nd at the national Championships. During his junior years Hofmann won the U20 European Championships in 2009 and placed 9th at the 2014 European Championships.
What do you need to work on, improve?
I try every single day to improve myself regarding to my technique and my physical constitution. My coach Lutz Klemm writes me a training schedule every week with different parts like throwing, sprints, jumps, general athletic and weight training.
Where will you be living this winter?
I will be living in a nice town in the south west of Germany which is called Waghäusel. This is quite practically because I train in Mannheim and I study in Heidelberg and I only need half an hour from home to both cities.
Who are you training with?
Because I’m the only javelin thrower in my training squad, I mostly train alone with my coach. When I do sprints, jumps or weigth training, I train together with my training partners who are discus throwers and shot-putters.
Are you throwing in the off-season in practice?
Because of the indoor training situation in Mannheim, I am only able to throw balls during the winter season. When I want to throw javelins, I have the possibility to use the sports hall in Stuttgart or Offenburg.
What weight lifting exercises will you do?
I will do different kinds of weight lifting exercises during the winter time. Mostly, I do exercises to become physically fit for the summer season.
Who will you train with?
I will train with my coach and my training squad in Mannheim. We are very focused to achieve our goals which we set during our training.
Who is your coach?
His name is Lutz Klemm and he is one of the national coaches in our federal state Baden-Württemberg. My coach is responsible for discus and hammer throw but he coaches every other throwing discipline, too.
Do you see your coach much?
I see my coach in every training session. Without my coach somebody is missing…
Are you going to try anything new this off-season?
My coach and I are trying to find new training exercises every winter to improve our training and to set new impulses. I think that’s an important part during the winter preparation.
If so, what?
We try to do exercises in the water, exercises with music and exercises in which you need physical efforts.
What will you do to relax?
I try to meet my friends but I also take my time off to relax on my own.
Between the end of my summer season in 2014 and the beginning of my winter training, I didn’t have time to go on vacation because of my studies. Nevertheless, I had some free time to relax at home.
When do you plan to compete again?
I think my first competition will be in May 2015 but I’m not quite sure at which one.