Quote from Mark G.
What happened? Was he injured? He's been much better with his consistency the last few seasons as such I was very surprised to see such a poor result.
Any insight or info?
published at Feb 26th 2008 12:03am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from long&loud07
I just spoke to Marty's wife. He is making leaps and bounds. He has movement in his legs now and is off the respirator. She wanted me to say thank you for all the prayers from you guys.
Jeff, thank you very much. I can't even imagine what Marty is going through and what you and your wife went through.
published at Feb 26th 2008 12:51am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from LetItRip
I asked a few weeks back at the other meet when he threw like 62 or so as well.....
Im guessing he's hurt...
Coach Smith ???
published at Feb 26th 2008 1:23am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Hunter
According to the dream team of Rawson and Stones, Taylor is working through the indoor season in hopes to perform well at the trials. I'm assuming you guys werent watching it on tv because the commentators mentioned it about 50 times.
published at Feb 26th 2008 1:50am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Norm Zylstra
interesting article ....
published at Feb 26th 2008 2:14am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Brad Reid
With all of the natural enthusiasm for an upcoming Olympics, my guess is the biggest danger is peaking too soon and coming in flat and/or injured at the Trials and/or Games.
Probably, the smart bet is to peak for the Trials... with this group of U.S. throwers, a few potential gold medal winning shotputters are going to stay home, so you have to get by what might be the toughest meet first... the Trials. The Trials may be tougher than the Games themselves because of our dominance in the shot put. Still, at the Games, there is always the danger that someone comes in and surprises. 1972 comes to mind.
The injury thing is big... you want to show up ready to throw with as few nagging injuries as possible. A weightroom mishap would be disastrous.
I mentioned Dallas Long's almost total absence from the shot put ring due to medical/dental school demands for about 2/3 years after the 1960 Olympics. So, with about a year or so out from the '64 Games, he gets back into the gym and into the ring and he works himself into his career bests in terms of strength and throwing. But, his big throws came in a competition in about June of 1964, as I recall, where he had one of the finest series in shot put history. Long then heads off to the Olympics and really has to come from behind to take out Randy Matson who had a big throw in an earlier round... this would have been the fall term of Matson's sophomore college year when he was still a pup and a year or so away from really pushing the WR out of sight.
So, Long got in great shape, really great shape... about 6 weeks too soon... but was strong enough and mentally dominant enough to see his way through to the gold medal.
He retired from shot putting after the Games. In sort of an acceptance speech, Long said it was Matson's time and he expected big things out of him. Prescient.
Dr. Long is a great example of an absolutely dominant thrower in his generation where everything had to line up to secure the gold medal. Timing is everything and most don't get more than one shot at it, if that.
published at Feb 26th 2008 2:59am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from w8coach
I think putting all of his(Taylor's) eggs in one basket is just as dangerous as much as peaking too early. We are months away from the Trials and I'm sure his coach has a careful plan to make sure he peaks for the trials.From what the announcers said is that Taylor was struggling with his tech and still working it out. I hope he didn't just show up at the meet and throw for some appearance money alone. I'm sure he has pride in what he does and wouldn't just take a few throws casually. If he is in a heavy phase physicaly, he would still need to compete at the best of his ability at least for the sake of his confidence when the trials come around. I can't imagine that he purposely didn't care and made a poor showing as a result.
published at Feb 26th 2008 3:12am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 70footer
wow very surprising article...I would have to agree with Reese....after all this is a business for them , and unless the person were his best friend I wouldn't expect him to bring him a shot that may help the other beat him. and to actually go so far as to blame Reese because Cantwell didn't break the world record...even with the perfect shot put it will be very very unlikely even for the best of the best...that is why we are going on 19 years for the record.
published at Feb 26th 2008 4:24am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 70footer
CANTWELL lashes out at HOFFA.
published at Feb 26th 2008 5:18am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from scrookie
Cantwell had a great series at Missouri while throwing a 128mm ball.
My question is why didn't he bring that same ball with him?
My take is that at that level you should acquire and be responsible for your own equipment/implements. It puts competitors in an awkward situation when you ask them to bring an extra implement to a Nat'l Championship.
published at Feb 26th 2008 5:30am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Bud Rasmussen
For those of you here out west who haven't made it down/up/over to Newport Beach for Tony Ciarelli's Olympian Throws Clinic yet, I highly recommend that you do in future years! Hands down the best pre-season SP/DT clinic in the country, IMO.
Bart Templeman and I had a blast working with both old and new friends last Saturday. Thanks again for the great experience and hospitality, Tony, Stepanie, and Eric (plus Staff)!
published at Feb 26th 2008 5:58am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Hunter
...That the controversy-hungry press focuses on a disagreement between a couple throwers instead of their outstanding achievements.
I beg everyone reading this to not take the bait. I really hope my post isnt followed by 50 posts where people pick sides, gossip, and call each other names like obnoxious teenage girls.
Here's to sensible, productive, mature throws discussion.
published at Feb 26th 2008 6:50am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Mr.Incredible
Controversary is good for the sport. Maybe it will result in more coverage in the shot this year. It works for NASCAR. Some press is better than no press
published at Feb 26th 2008 8:42am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from tomsonite
"Controversary" is not good for the sport, on the contrary, it will make throwers look dumb.
Controversy, on the other hand, maybe it would help...
published at Feb 26th 2008 9:37am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Tony Ciarelli
The hardest working group in all of Track & Field, Thanks to all that worked the clinic. There was more coaching going on last Sat. than any of those kids had ever seen. It is such a great thing to watch people that love what they do impart knowledge and you could tell that this whole group loved what they do! What a great experience for the kids.
Our season gets started this weekend, my kids are excited and I think ready to go. They had a great time working with Mac, Bud, Bart, Scott and all of the throwers that helped put on such a great clinic.
Thanks to all!!
Capo di tutti Capi
published at Feb 26th 2008 10:03am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Tony Ciarelli
This is our In-Season Cycle we are starting this week. We have been going for 16 weeks already so we did two strength cycles before this. This is a 10 week cycle that will take us right to league finals. We are doing a 1 to 1 ratio load to unload which means we load and unload every other week. It allows me to adjust the workout more easily around the big meets such as Arcadia. This is weeks 1&2.
2008 Weekly Cycle
published at Feb 26th 2008 10:32am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jsalexanderson
Thanks to all the USATF throwers in Boston for the great interviews.
Thanks also to the USATF staff who provided background material and media kits
Good luck this season/year.
published at Feb 26th 2008 10:33am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/