Quote from BritneyHenry
Super Motel 8, Springfield,OR, for a 2 queen bed non-smoking is $259 a night....i know, ridiculous. When you call ask for Courtney. Hope this helps!
published at Dec 18th 2007 12:55am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from tongajack
My 15 year old son has expressed an interst in learning to throw the hammer. I understand that H.S competition either uses the 12 lb. or 6 kg (International?) What weight do you guys reccommend a young thrower like him start off with or what assortment of weights should you have? I see them offered as low as 2 Kg. Thanks
published at Dec 18th 2007 2:12am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from overrotate1
It's been well over a year now since I've been in the gym. Working, married life, etc. have all contributed to my lenghty absence from the gym. However, this hasn't bothered me until lately. While I've admittedly put on a few pounds in recent memory, I've also noticed that my muscles are like the "Old Gray Mare"...they ain't what they used to be. Sure I've lost some muscle mass, but I would expect that. However, I've also noticed that I am beginning to have a hard time just standing up and walking after sitting for a long time. Is this due to muscle atrophy (are my muscles fading away to the point that I am having a hard time finding the strength to stand up), or is this just general stiffness from sitting? If so, what's the best way to counter this since I can't make it to the gym?
published at Dec 18th 2007 5:56am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Tony Dziepak
It is good to have a heavy hammer for body positioning, balance, and footwork drills. The full-length, heavier hammer is slower and doesn't accelerate so fast so you have time to think about what to do and feel your positions. This is mostly for nonrelease footwork drills although you might do some drills with dump releases.
Once you have the basic steps down, then it is important also to have a light hammer for throwing for timing/rhythm and speed. Do most throwing with the light hammer.
What weight to use? My rule of thumb: you should throw in meters 10x your light hammer in kg. So start with the 4k, and move to the 5K when he consistently throws the 4K over 50 meters (with good 3 or 4 good turns). Then move up to the #12 when he consistently throw the 5K over 54 meters, etc. Move ups are usually once a year.
Then the heavy hammer is 2 notches above the light hammer (start with #12)--that is what he would throw in HS/youth comp. anyway.
published at Dec 18th 2007 5:57am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from maple
The diagnosis is too much beer or your wife's cooking. As far as keeping strength in your legs...one legged squats will do just fine.
published at Dec 18th 2007 6:39am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from McKee
I am looking for dartfish. Can this only be ordered directly from dartfish? I want the one that analyzes angles while in movement.
published at Dec 18th 2007 10:23am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Coach Mac
Aaron Thurman- Modesto an Olympic Trials competitor hammer and recent World Stone Throw Champion in the Highland Games has a rare lymphoma and is being transferred tomorrow for chemo treatment :
UCSF, 505 Parnassus, San Francisco, CA 94143
We will have the room number tommorow-
Keep Aaron and his young family in your prayers please !
published at Dec 18th 2007 10:35am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from KSCTHROWER
i am currently in the same situation you are... i had a really tought summer... very stressful outdoor season... it never really let up until now...
i started up at the gym like i had and i was burning myself up...
i highly suggest you go get a physical at the doctors... full blood labs... if u have the insurance for it. then i would highly recommend speaking to a personal trainer... get started on some conditioning.... granted condition wont make you throw farther technically, but you gotta get your heart and lungs in shape. i went to the doctor did a week of conditioning and i then started to lift... i then began to have exertion headaches and since have taken time off.. i realize now that you need to get your self in workout shape before you can start working out.
published at Dec 18th 2007 12:39pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from tomsonite
Are you joking or are you serious?
Just in case you're serious, Here is a run-down on Bondarchuk's resume:
1972 - he himself wins olympic gold
1976 - he wins bronze, his athletes win gold and silver
1980 - his athletes sweep the olympics
1983 - his athletes win gold and silver at the world championships
1987 - his athletes win gold and silver at the world championships
1988 - his athletes sweep the olympics
1991 - his athletes win gold and silver at the world championships
1992 - his athletes sweep the olympics
1993 - his athletes win gold and silver at the world championships
1995 - his athletes win gold and silver at the world championships
1996 - one of his athletes wins bronze at the olympics (I think, i'm not sure about this one)
2000 - one of his athletes wins bronze at the olympics
He coached 17 men over 80m in the hammer
His athletes set more world records than I can count.
Four of the ten best hammerthrowers of all time are still his athletes (and two of them are coached by one of his athletes).
Thats all I can think of for now...
published at Dec 18th 2007 1:40pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/