"The Ring" archive entries from Jul 31st 2008

  • published at Jul 31st 2008 3:47am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jul 31st 2008 4:45am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Don Babbitt

    You are exactly right, but you are supporting my position (Belarus will pay out $100,000 per athlete per gold medal, (at least they used to), and the US pays 0). This is what I mean by government support. However, I can think of no better way to get ready for an Olympic competition than to go out and solidly beat you competition three times (and make $20,000 USD) in the weeks leading up to the competition to give them something to think about. Traveling for a week and throwing against the other potential medalists shouldn't be bad for Mikhnevich's training. How could that be? The London and Stockholm meets are preparation for the Americans for the Games, they do not need the money either. I just don't see how NOT competing on the road against major competition is they way to prepare for a major competition that is about 7 times zones away from your home base. I see staying at home as a negative in terms of preparation all things considered.

    published at Jul 31st 2008 5:25am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from MAC

    As you know, Komar, Harju and Bilinog had less than stellar seasons prior to their respective Olympic Games. They were not anyone's favorite to win. Peaking and paying the price involved has historically had it's great reward i.e. to be at one's absolute best on the day. These games will be very interesting from that perspective.

    MAC

    published at Jul 31st 2008 5:27am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jul 31st 2008 5:30am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Norm Balke

    Small but excellent point made there. Most throwers in the US have come from throwers in other events, shot and discus. In the minimal time I have spent coaching and learning about the hammer, you find you have to un-learn a lot of things. In rotational events, weight on the left, weight on the left. So when they pick up a hammer, they shift to the left! You want a relatively wide leg in the rotational events, but now it's knees together! In fact, knees together is contrary to the vast majority of the athletics motions in their other sports!

    $0.02

    nb

    published at Jul 31st 2008 5:44am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jul 31st 2008 6:02am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Don Babbitt

    I don't know if I will be in Las Vegas this year. I am really trying to cut down on the travel in the "offseason", and a trip to the HP Summit may may be off the list this year. However, I may present at the Throws Summit at the beginning of January 2009 at Disneyland, for I am supposed to be in Los Angeles at that time visiting family.

    published at Jul 31st 2008 6:41am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jul 31st 2008 6:44am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jul 31st 2008 7:29am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Barley

    C. Ryan's post is the best couple sentences of hammer advice I have seen on The Ring in while (With Ironman's response). Personally I spent 3 years stuck at 57m. I recieved similar advice from Lance Deal. Waiting longer to pick up my right leg, and focusing on using the hip to step to 180 quickly moved me out to 62m. Very wise words from Mr. Ryan.
    Danny Barley

    published at Jul 31st 2008 7:30am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jul 31st 2008 7:43am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jul 31st 2008 7:46am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jul 31st 2008 7:47am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jul 31st 2008 8:24am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

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