Jared Schuurmans (born 20 August 1987) is a discus thrower from the United States. In 2013 he moved to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA to train under Mac Wilkins.
Season bests 2kg:
2007 … 50.24m (164′ 10″)
2008 … 54.11m (177′ 6″)
2009 … 59.20m (194′ 2″)
2010 … 57.34m (188′ 1″)
2011 … 60.19m (197′ 5″)
2012 … 57.90m (189′ 11″)
2013 … 62.79m (206′ 0″)
2014 … 64.42m (211′ 4″)
My 2014-2015 off-season lasts until April. I usually open at the season with the Mesa CC Classic and Arizona State University’s Sun Angel double.
My fall and winter this year will be quite different then normal. Usually in the fall we start building a base a volume in the throws this year we are making major over hauls to my throw. So we have reduced my throw volume and more to nearly all of my actually throws with be with weighted implements and significant time will be reinvested into drills and position work.
I’m currently living at the training center in Chula Vista
My training partner is Liz Podiminick but I do have sessions with Whitney Ashley also
I’m a big believe in throws always being the focus of training. My theories on throwing is that lifting is a supplement to throwing. Trying to adapt lifting to enhance my throws specific strength and less about building just generalized strength
I do this through speed and power focused lifting. We measure bar speed rather then percentages
Also through weights implements and med ball work
My current schedule for training is four days of lifting. Two active recovery days where we do sprint workouts and core work. Three days of throwing and two days of throws specific circuits.
In terms of lifting we again are focused in power and general fitness at this time of year but
The core of our strength program is based off Olympic lifting
In terms of vacations i just got back from a four week backpacking trip so I don’t have any serious trips planned. Some smaller hikes and a trip back to the northwest for some fishing and hikes.
I just threw you a bunch of general info here so let me know what else you are looking for
I covered all of California, Oregon, some of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, southern canada, western South Dakota, Nevada, Nebraska and Colorado
I always try to find time away from training post season. Finding time to clear your head and fresh your body is a necessity. I have in the past only taken off a week or no time at all and I usually end up injury or forced to take a break anyways because my body just crashes. So now I take off a month and during the month o travel, backpack and hike a lot, visit family.
Following this season I decided to go all in on a trip and hit 16 different major parks, cities, and engulfed myself in the culture, nature, and environment of the places I visited…I’m kinda a hippie so it’s refreshing to refill that side of my life also
I trained into late august and was very burnt out following the year so I figured I needed the extra time off and energy