Quote from muller
I enjoy learning about nutrition and its relation to training. I avoid supplements at all cost. Anyway, I decided to write an article on grass fed beef if anyone is interested in further understanding optimal sports nutrition.
published at Feb 12th 2009 12:13am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from MSacThrower
Nothing against our american discus throwers but I dont feel insulted as a thrower when Europeans make fun our discus throwing at "MAUI" and modesto and other places like that in the US. I think in order to become better throwers we cant rely on using a 20mph wind to make the discus go another 4-5 meters, Nelson and Hoffa dont rely on sloped sectors to get big throws. I believe the US have the talent and coaches to make world class discus throwers.
P.S. - if I ever become a millionaire, i'm start a profrag for elite throwers who have the A standard no matter what, to get a monthly salary, even if they live at home. Lets hope I hit the lotto!!!
published at Feb 12th 2009 12:16am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Lo B
Thanks to everyone who supported my eBay auction. Sold everything! I've updated my blog (talking training, strength vs. technique, Michael Phelps, etc) and website from this past week. And thanks Jake for coming down and training for a week, can't wait to see you in outdoors.
Train hard, throw far.
published at Feb 12th 2009 12:47am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Torque-converter
Being a thrower who has thrown ok at some of these meets 67.86m at Abilene in 2006, I have been through the ringer of big wind vs normal conditions. As high school athlete I never was once recruited by any big D1 schools until I threw over 60m the first time with the 1.6k in big wind? As a college freshman I threw 58m+ 2X with the 2k discus @ 18y years old in big wind. This got me to nationals. I improved my distance yearly at big wind venues. I watched 3 NCAA discus records go during that time in big wind venues. I finished my career throwing in college at 62.91m and got 2nd place at NCAA's. NO USATF funding even though I was the top graduating American prospect at the time? Not even a consideration? Why? I didn't have the Olympic A standard. The solution? Throw the Olympic A standard. easiest way? get in shape and get some good wind
Our system of throwing in the USA is based around finding the best wind conditions to qualify for things. This can be scholarship, JR and SR nationals, NCAA's or whatever. You even have to qualify for funding from USATF by throwing the Olympic A standard.
How long would it take for most of our top guys to get funding if they could only get the A standard by throwing 64.5m windless?
Inside the USA wind gets you a lot ,but once you step outside it gets you nothing.
For years we have been trying to help those who are almost there but screw the guys who are young and have potential?
published at Feb 12th 2009 12:49am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Norm Balke
...Kanter or Alekna from finding a wind tunnel and throwing 250'. Non-issue, the cream rises to the top eventually. You can't control the wind.
published at Feb 12th 2009 2:24am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Tony Dziepak
Pierogi is already plural. A single one would be a pierog, but I don't think Majewski would ever need to use the singular form.
published at Feb 12th 2009 3:03am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from drbeaufay
Does anyone remember the exact number of tacos consumed by Brenner/Davis back at UCLA in the 80's? This story was relayed a while ago on The Ring but I can't seem to recall the specifics.
published at Feb 12th 2009 3:17am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Coach Rodney
Find the place with the best wind? Wind, big deal, but where is the best wind. Now back about 35-40 years ago, there was a program called "Speed City!" Then didn't allow that program to not run or run backwards, They were fast....no problems, no one said to them don't run fast...and on that facility, the WR was broken 3 times one afternoon with a nice wind from from the NW. No one complained about that then! W8Coach/Mickey C says it right, the wind is unpredictable. It comes and goes and thats the way it is. Think I will go look for that perfect wave and get my surf board......Hang Ten!
published at Feb 12th 2009 4:02am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from hopefullthrower
Come on, majewski has no advantage, cantwell has access to the same foods, training facillities, medical/physio back up, training information, maybe better, they are oth big strong guys training in countries with great traditions of strength athletes, it's just down to who is "on" on the day
published at Feb 12th 2009 4:51am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Hunter
Majewski doesnt need to throw 69-72' just to make Poland's Olympic or World Championship Team.
There's a good chance Majewski wouldnt have made the olympic team last year if he was an American, and if he did he likely wouldnt have been in the same peak condition as he was when he threw 70+ at the games.
published at Feb 12th 2009 5:03am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Kap
Majewski showed his competitive ability in the Games, throwing PR's at Q & F rounds. Who is to say that he would not have been as competitive if he was a US citizen and throwing in Eugene. From T&FNews ranking list he did not finish lower than 3rd in any listed meet and his throws at the time of the Trials were at a level that he could have placed in top 3 without a PR.
published at Feb 12th 2009 6:44am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Hunter
...But are you going to argue that a guy with one 70' throw to his credit is going to throw 70+ consistently at usa indoor and outdoors to make the team?
Last year it took 70'2" to make the indoor team, and it frequently takes over 70' to make the team outdoors. Cantwell threw about 72' a few years ago to come in 3rd!!!
We argue about "what if" till the cows come home, but I think its advantage that he can train through most of the season and just focus on throwing far at the olympics and WC's.
published at Feb 12th 2009 8:00am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Hunter
How do you know Nelson wouldnt have hit a 71' toss at the trials had the imaginary American Majewski thrown 69-70' and knocked him out of the medals???
This may have been the silliest post in ring history
published at Feb 12th 2009 8:02am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from ryoung
I live in CAnada and am taking my kids to Phoenix for school break. March 14 to 22. Their coach (three time olympic thrower) will be traveling with us. My kids are high school throwers. We are trying to find a place they can lift and throw twice a day for a week. does anyone have any suggestions.
published at Feb 12th 2009 8:36am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Tony Ciarelli
My junior Cecil Whiteside had his first throws without the net today, 183' in the disc and over 58 in the shot. Since his PRs were 179' and 56' I would say that's a pretty good start. Bo Taylor and Scott Moser both PRd at 185' their junior year. No basketball for Cecil this year he's gone from a bodyweight of 200lbs at the end of football to 227lbs the other day. We still have three and a half weeks before our first meet. Still two weeks left in this technique phase.
Capo di tutti Capi
published at Feb 12th 2009 8:37am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from JRapp
You go to a meet and the wind is a roll of the dice. Could be good could be bad could be neutral. But when people go Good Wind Hunting it's stupid. I guess it really doesn't matter...go to Maui and throw 68m get into the World Championships then show up and make the World look twice at your qualifying distance because they can't figure how you made it there in the first place. I guess if someone wants to do that and look like an ass clown that's their business. The good thing about all this is at least I don't get my hopes up for the World Championships anymore just to be disappointed (Trafton aside).
Today was a rough one so I decided to take it out on the US Discus program.
published at Feb 12th 2009 9:08am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/