Philip Milanov (born July 6th 1991) is a Belgian athlete who specializes in the discus throw. He captured four Belgian titles and has a personal best of 66.02m (216′ 7″) thrown June 2014.
What do you need to work on, improve?
After a few exeperimental years technique wise, I finally found a fitting one. There is always room for improvement, but I don’t look for the perfect technique. The rotation needs to feel good.
Who are you training with?
I am training with my father, who is my coach. He is a former Bulgarian discuthrower. At home I am his son, but on training I am his apprentice. I also train alone alot.
Are you throwing in the off-season in practice?
Yes. I haven’t stopped throwing, even with the back injury. Now that I feel better, I try to also throw in the cold weather outside, because we don’t have indoor facility in Bruges. Ussually in the winter I tend to throw the 10kg kettleball with the discus technique. My pb is 25,60m (84′ 0″) with rotation. Also I train shotput for fun and the indoor competitions.
What weight lifting exercises will you do?
I do squats, benchpress and cleans. My favourite exercise is snatch. I also do special exercices like muscle up’s. I train almost everyday in the powerroom, but only 1 exercise a day so I can recover the next day. But I’m more focussed on being fast, so I sprint alot. Being a weightlifter is not my goal, although I need more strenght, I gain a little strenght each year.
Who will you train with?
Home I train alone, but my favourite athlete is Koji Murofushi and I wish I could have a training with him. He is my favourite thrower. Also I’m probably going to trainingcamp and meet new throwers.
Do you see your coach much?
Yes, too much.
Are you going to try anything new this off-season?
No. Offcourse I try new exercices and blend them into my training, but I don’t change the way I train. I try to ballance strenght with speed.
What will you do to relax?
This year, I started studying again. I do Digital Arts & Entertainment in Kortrijk. It is a good balance with sports, because I love drawing. I also make electronic music, but I don’t have much time for this hobby anymore.
I am going to Bulgaria this Christmas, partly as trainingcamp, but also to see familymembers.
When do you plan to compete again?
I always start throwing in Februari, March. Ussually in France.