"The Ring" archive entries from Feb 20th 2009

  • published at Feb 20th 2009 1:48am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from tomsonite

    If you compare how heavy the weight is to the hammer, I'd say its just right.

    A 35 lbs weight is 2.1875 times heavier than a 16 lbs hammer.

    A 25 lbs weight is 2.083 times heavier than a 12 lbs hammer. If they wanted it to be exact proportions, HS boys would have to throw a 26.25 lbs weight. I doubt it would be a significant difference, maybe they just wanted a round, common number?

    published at Feb 20th 2009 3:10am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Tony Dziepak

    Traditionally, the weights came from Scottish agricultural weights, which were multiples of the "stone" unit of weight measurement, equal to 14 pounds. So the original #56 weight in the early Olympics was a 4-stone weight, also known as half hundredweight.

    For some reason, the #35 weight became the standard weight for the indoor event instead of the #56--probably because it was considered a compromise between the hammer and #35--which was a separate event, held differently, and at that time, thrown not necessarily with the same technique as the hammer. Also the #35 distances were about the same as the shot and could thus be accommodated in the same landing area.

    Anyway, the #35 is 2 1/2 stone. But then the US was the leader in getting the women's weight going, so instead of a 1 1/2 stone weight (#21), they chose multiples of 5 and standardized the #20 weight for women and before that, #25 for HS boys. If the UK led, they may have chosen a 2-stone (#28) weight for high school boys.

    published at Feb 20th 2009 4:05am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Feb 20th 2009 4:53am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Feb 20th 2009 6:41am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from M-FMatt

    Hi all,
    Just wanted to drop a quick line to let you all know my last day at M-F Athletic is today. I recently purchased a Punch Kettlebell Gym franchise in Seekonk, MA and take over as the new owner on March 2nd. I am not sure who the new M-F representative will be on this forum, but if anyone needs help you can give us a call here at 1-800-556-7464. I will of course be here every day like normal, just not as an M-F employee. If you need to, shoot me an e-mail at matt@punchgym.com.
    God bless. Everyone have a great season.
    -Matt Ellis

    published at Feb 20th 2009 9:58pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

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