Sam Humphreys (born 12th September 1990) is an American javelin Thrower from Texas. His personal best is 83.14m (272′ 9″). He is 6-7 tall and weights about 250 lbs.
What do you need to work on, improve?
I work on anything and everything. The more you can fine tune the different aspects in the throws or form while lifting, the better.
Where will you be living this winter?
I live in Texas year round. It’s great because it never gets really cold and we are pretty much constantly outdoors.
Who are you training with?
I train with my former teammates and new athletes that are on the Texas A&M track and field team.
Are you throwing already?
I throw about once a week for practice but multiple times a week with med balls and shots.
What weight lifting exercises will you do?
I’m starting to focus more on my legs for weight lifting. I feel like it is more beneficial to me, being a bigger javelin thrower, that my legs are always getting good stronger to hold up to the solid block as well as increasing jumping and explosion.
Are you going to try anything new this off-season?
I’m always trying new things. Different lifts to the throws. Different launch angles, different arm positions.
What will you do to relax?
I love to be in the outdoors. So I usually go to a ranch to do some hunting or shoot targets with friends. Some of the times I like to go out and play some golf. Sometimes golf won’t be relaxing seeing that I’m not great at it and it frustrates me sometimes.
I’m not planning on going on any vacation. I have a job to pay some of my bills for living away from home to be closer to my coach and training facilities.
When do you plan to compete again?
Right now I’m looking to do a couple of meets early in the year, around March, early April, to get a base down and to see what to work on before the US Championships and whatever else may follow.