Quote from Old Timer
No, I don't think Adam or any other great athlete with a long career is ever just "maintaining". However, since I don't know anyone personally in that group I can't ask them HOW their training has changed, or IF it has.
Perhaps I am naive thinking that the training a seasoned pro uses would be any different than what he used coming up from a young beginner.
But I am curious if their ratio of ring work (drills, full throws, etc.) to weight room work changes through the years. Also, as one ages the tendency to get over-use injuries increases. How is this dealt with? What is reduced?
(52 year old hammer thrower)
published at Aug 26th 2013 9:44am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from FDthrower
I would say that for the master's age thrower, the shift if from strength and agility to injury prevention.
Plyo's and strength exercises are still used, but may vary up compared to college aged athletes.
As a thrower in the "masters" age group, my exercises have shifted from that of strength and agility to more of joint stability and injury prevention.
I have also shifted from more time in the ring compared to sport specific exercises.
My lifts include powerlifting exercises, compared to the of Olympic Weightlifting. Plyometric jumps include a reduction of volume and depth jumps also include a reduction in height of the box.
Speaking to other "masters" aged athletes that I have competed against, I have noticed that their routines are similar.
I think the drive to throw far never leaves us, however, the focus of our training shifts the older we get.
published at Aug 26th 2013 3:25pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/