"The Ring" archive entries from Dec 11th 2009

  • Quote from Goldman

    I've heard stories about stefan fernholm doing depth jumps and other crazy things. There is a story told told by Jay Silvester that Fernholm used to go to the football stadium at byu and jump off the railing onto the grass (must be over 6 feet) and also I remember reading in a book called positive written by werner reiterer where he talks about training in sweden with fernholm and fernholm used to do depth jumps off of gymanstics boxes with a barbell and weight on his back....

    published at Dec 11th 2009 12:23am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from trakn

    Sunday Dec. 20th
    Golden West College
    Part of the VS Athletic Throws Summit will honor the Len Blutreich who passed on Sunday. Not only was he a great coach in the area for many years. But he was always willing to help anyone. Coach Blu a great husband/father/grandfather/coach and Christian will be remembered for his values and friendliness.
    For more on the shot comp go to http://www.winterthrowsclinic.com or contact Don Turnbull trakn@yahoo.com if you would like to make a donation.
    All money made from the shot comp and donations will go towards a scholarship for a HS Thrower.

    published at Dec 11th 2009 1:17am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Dec 11th 2009 1:24am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Coach Mac

    I had no idea that Coach "old" Blu had passed away from cancer. My condolances to the family and since he coached "young" Blu too 69-feet and 210' in the discus back in the 1980's in high school, he has had numerous All Americans at all levelsfrom NAIA too D-1.
    He will be sorely missed in the Throws community !

    mac~

    published at Dec 11th 2009 1:30am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Dec 11th 2009 1:40am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Kap

    came from a weight lifting accident at a training camp in Cuba. Facilities were less than optimal there and his back injury was compounded by DDR officials that refused offers from Western countries (both Finland and West Germany) to give madical services for his back surgery. DDR medical staffs botched his back surgery twice, resulting in his currently disabled w/ loss of control of his lower right leg & foot: "drop foot" being the layman's term. His career ended because of short bars and low ceilings, not exotic or extreme exercises.

    published at Dec 11th 2009 2:24am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Dec 11th 2009 3:01am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from trakn

    Throwfarusa,
    I did throws and multis. Having done the throws first it made doing the multi a little easier but having both has effected training in both areas and helps with different thaught process, towards each event area as well.
    I would suggest getting an additional one in another event, if you are into just learning more. Becuase unluckily I have learned through my own experiences and speaking to others that college adminstrators have no clue they always think that Level 1 is the best/elite level.

    published at Dec 11th 2009 3:26am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from hopefullthrower

    Are plyos and depth jumps overrated in comparison to all the other tools in the box for throwers? light implements, heavy implements, explosive lifts, slow lifts, isometric holds, negatives,one arm, one leg lifts, bounce and assisted lifts and so on and so on,
    could a world class thrower be developed with any jumps or plyos?

    published at Dec 11th 2009 10:28am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Dec 11th 2009 8:23pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Dec 11th 2009 9:13pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from tomsonite

    Wouldn't jumping and things like O-lifts/throwing heavy and light implements just be different ways of accomplishing the same thing? By increasing one's jump height/distance, they are increasing their power, or their ability to turn strength into power. O-lifts and other special exercises do this as well, and throwing light and heavy implements is just increasing specific power and speed.

    So my question, in a nutshell, is where do jumps differ? What makes them more special or useful than any of the other tools in one's arsenal?

    published at Dec 11th 2009 10:37pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Kap

    are practical application of raw power w/out a "bridge" exercise or drill. Any lifting alone won't make much improvement in throw distance w/out some connecting training to apply that gained power. My experience has shown that just jumping improved results (standing LJ, 3X double leg bounds, standing TJ and bounding) give immediate throws improved distance w/out any additional work, other than using your improved leg ability in your technique. I've found a greater direct co-relation b/ween jumps improvement and throw distance than almost anything other than just throwing itself. Over/under weight throwing, sprinting and jumping are a damn good training for most throwers, certainly those under "emerging elite" levels.
    To me, it's all about "meat and potatoes" training that gives the best return for time invested.

    published at Dec 11th 2009 11:05pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Dec 11th 2009 11:08pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

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