Quote from discuschamp
It is very important to keep the disc back during the throw. One of things I was taught that really works well is flexing your tricep muscle during the throw. Flexing it keeps the arm straight and back so you can get full potential of keeping the disc back.
published at Feb 23rd 2009 2:11am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 70footer
MAC'S TOP 10 list for throws videos really can't be beat
1. 1984 Jenner Classic - Shot Put - Classic Oldfield!
2. Alessandro ANDREI WMV Video- 192MB - Andrei on fire!
3. 1989 World Indoor Shot Record - 14MB - Best throw I've seen!
4. 1990 [articledefinition=3]Randy Barnes[/articledefinition] 23.10M - 29MB - Randy's world record!
5. Ulf Timmermann - WR 23.06m - Still the longest glide!
6. 2006 Christian Cantwell 75' 2" (foot foul) Video - Barely a foul!
7. 1983 Udo Beyer - 22.22M - Great comeback effort!
8. 1988 Olympic Games - 6th round - Olympic history!
9. 1972 Olympic Games - Great coverage!
10. 1976 Brian Oldfield Superstars - At #10 it could easily be #1!
fact that we have a LIST at all is really the amazing part!! I recall hearing that Mike Carter learned the shot technique by looking at still frame photos of Udo Beyer , and it was pretty much the same back in the day for the rest of us , film was one or two clips here and we had to set up a real to real projector to see them , and that was it..THANKS MAC!! we now have film of almost every major thrower and every major throw ,in history right at our finger tips
published at Feb 23rd 2009 2:13am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from tomsonite
That list isn't the top 10 THROWS video list, its the top 10 SHOT PUT list.
I think we need to put together top 10 lists for all the events, then eventually put together an actual top 10 overall throws list!
What does everyone think would be on those lists?
published at Feb 23rd 2009 3:47am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Kap
Any tension caused by a willful muscle flexion will cause problems. Bago is on the right track in talking of relaxation: be so supple that the weight of the discus during the spin drags or delays the arm and shoulder as the legs attack the front of the ring. If your arm is early I'd guess your leg action needs attention and upper body relaxation to give you some separation. Tensing your tricep won't relax you and it will make you think in the ring.... never a good thing in a throw.
published at Feb 23rd 2009 6:45am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from w8coach
Well said Kap't. Too much emphasis is usually given to the effect (the rt arm being ahed) instead trying to put the rest of the body ahead. GBThrower, go back in yur throw and figure out what is causing the rt arm to get ahead. Usually poor balance and use of the UB to make theturn to the middle are the culprits.
published at Feb 23rd 2009 7:57am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from skid01
I get an email to come in every 56 days and make it in shortly there after most times, all year long. I don't feel any ill affects other than a slight dehydration headache sometimes the next day if I don't get enough fluids in. In my opinion the 1 pint limit is for slighter people (trying to be polite), throwers could probably "throw" in a few extra.
published at Feb 23rd 2009 8:24am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Mark G.
I am pretty sure that it was a meet record. Perhaps the steel tape measure was less? That is the opposite of what is usually the case but you never know.
published at Feb 23rd 2009 11:37pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from sloanpeterson
Interesting article...It seems as if we knew drugs were a problem 40 years ago. My question is when was the last time athletes were clean? Can anyone actually name a time?
published at Feb 23rd 2009 11:57pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Brad Reid
Sort of technical and nerdy, but oral doses of Vitamin C were shown in studies to markedly reduce muscular endurance.
It's an odd thing... what happens is exercise causes oxidation, and the Vitamin C acts as an anti-oxidant. This is a good thing, yes?
No, because these oxidized elements in our bodies apparently are one of the many and varied chemical "signals" to tell us to adapt to the very exercise that created them.
Adding Vitamin C blocks the information to be acted on.
Wistar rats and humans too, noted a statistically significant decrease in endurance tests, all double blind, taking 1 gram of Vit C orally.
published at Feb 23rd 2009 11:58pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/