Quote from Mark G.
See the article by Capel below:
At the conclusion of the article about Track Town (Eugene, OR), Jim asks if Eugene is Track Town then where is Field Town?
Any opinions on the mecca of the field events?
published at Jul 29th 2008 1:02am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 70footer
Terry Albritton led all competitors thru the first 5 rounds until a REJUVINATED Parry O'Brien broke the completely dead meet record by throwing a ??.?? , being as there is no time or space in heaven, measurement was hard ,but his throw looked the most INFINITE , so he is declared the winner.
ps- sorry to hear about Larry Kennedy , I didn't know about his passing....such a nice person...
published at Jul 29th 2008 1:07am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from maverick
most states hold there senior games and you must be 50 to compete and at least in Montana non residents are welcome, then there is the National senior games.
state games: nearly every state has state games ( all sports including track and field.) You must be a resident of that state to compete. If you win 1st. 2nd or 3rd you then are eligible to compete in the state games of america held every 2 years in various places, all ages no qulifying, for example, Montana State Games just completed had over 12,000. competitors.
Masters track and field, ages 35 and over, meets all over the country nearly every weekend. Indoor meets wintertime, National and world records kept. this year the National champioships are in Spokane in early August All 3 games at done in 5 year qage groups. Masters track maintains a web site with meets/results etc. sorry this is so long. MAVERICK
published at Jul 29th 2008 2:03am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jayess
If you live in an especially competitive state and you don't make the top 3, you can still go to Nationals if you throw the minimum qualifying standard. Qualifying standards also come into play if you qualify in one age group and move up an age group the following year when Nationals are held.
Those standards aren't too tough. For M50 DT it's 130'09", and for SP it's 37'06".
published at Jul 29th 2008 2:21am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from CW
Looking to see if there's anybody in these area's that wants to throw over the rest of the summer? I train at Villanova 50% of the week and the rest in the quakertown area.
published at Jul 29th 2008 2:31am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from coachbrink
Wayne State College (Nebraska)NCAA DII has a position open for a throws coach GA position for 2008-09. Salary is $4500 for the year + 18 credits per year paid for.
If you are interested, please contact head coach Marlon Brink ASAP at 402-375-7507 or email resume to email@example.com
Several good throwers return for 2009 season.
Female senior - 172' HT, 154' DT, 51'11 SP (Outdoor National Champ)
Female soph - 51' WT, 41'6 SP
Female freshman - 42' SP
Female freshman - 125' DT
Male - Senior - 182' HT, 57' WT
Male - Junior - 167' HT, 52' WT
published at Jul 29th 2008 4:37am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Smitty
I threw shot today for the first time in about 5 weeks, and whenever I tried to really hit one I had pain in my elbow. It feels almost exactly like the feeling trying to put something really light like I'm going to throw my elbow out, but that's obviously not the case.
Any ideas on what happened, and on what to do besides ice/rest/advil?
published at Jul 29th 2008 4:45am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from tomsonite
What exactly is the point of a short, heavy hammer? What does it do or how will it help you throw a normal 16 pounder?
published at Jul 29th 2008 6:11am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jparker
This is my first post and I wanted to address something that was mentioned about seeing a blur during the throw. Some said that there was no visual recollection of the throw on their "good ones". I see this as very bad advice to beginners.
On all my decent throws I could see everything. Everything slowed down and I had full recollection and control both visually and physically through the whole throw. If you have ever seen the movie, the Last Samurai you may understand. Often I see throwers, both experienced and beginners who shut their eyes or appear to loose focus especially in the final 2 turns of the throw (hammer). Your eyes lead your body, and the ball must be in front of your eyes at all times, (maybe not at the low point however). There has to be focal points and visual cues to keep your head up in a good balanced position and assist in getting a better counter against the force of the ball.
I would venture to say that most of the rotational throws are the same although I can only refer to my experiences.
published at Jul 29th 2008 6:18am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from ironman
The general idea of short heavy hammers is do develop event specific functional strength.
The reason for the shorter hammer is to try to maintain some timing and rhythm similar to your competition weight.
The general rule of thumb in shortening the wires is a handle length for each kilo you are going up in weight.
Also, you generally mix in in comp weight hammer throws as well. For example, you might throw rounds of 20, 18, 16 early in your training.
At the other end of your training, when you are trying to develop speed, you would throw lighter hammers (with regulation wire), but throw the lighter one first and try to match your speed progression to the lighter one when throwing your comp weight. It is not unusual to see really good men throwers go down to 5k & 4k late in the season as they are peaking.
published at Jul 29th 2008 6:55am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Mike Carignan
I heard that fish oil is better for men because flaxseed has been connected to prostate cancer. I never verified the information, but it came from an airline flight surgeon.
published at Jul 29th 2008 8:18am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Coach Mac
In terms of learning HOW too throw ? We all seem to bring our own experiances to the events and that is how the journey of discovery begins.
I'm so dense I had to coach about 20-years before I fiqured out HOW I learned. I'm an audio learner in the sense that I have a mantra (example= rotary shot) LOW---SLOW and the BIG-O was what I said to myself "during " the throw.
So I've notice3d visual -learners...audio and mechanical and combinations of all of these types and yes there are folks whos don't feel or see nuttin...they are VERRRRRY labor instensive as a group too work with.
This may have asked more questions than answered but good topic !!!!
Have a GREAT Day!
published at Jul 29th 2008 10:44am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/