To me training is an experiment- if you haven't thrown far by the end of practice and you say you had a bad day, it's just as much a learning experience as a great day. You've learned a part of training that doesn't particularly work for you.
Hammer weight throw.
I haven't maxed in a while, but most impressive numbers recently-
190lbs X 3 snatch
330lbs X 4 on back squat
275 lb bench
285 lb hang clean
No real maxes on dead lift/ front squat
Also do you guys think there is a higher transfer of training for higher reps (ie 3-5 reps) rather than max efforts?
One of the best analogies I've heard is that it should be like tying your shoe when you get in the ring. When you tie your shoes you're not thinking about how you twist, turn, and knot the laces, rather you just do it.
I would say no. As an active rest day swimming is low impact on your joints. Besides with track and field we can get stuck training in one or two planes. With something different, like swimming, I think that gives yourself another chance to train your proprioception. Personally I'm not great at swimming- for me it's a low impact active rest day.
Would the world class discus/ shot putters be able to compete agains the hammer throwers? The weight is definitely a strength event.
How likely would it be for the sports to start disappearing all together? There isn't much of a professional outlet for these sports in America, and with out university funding there is another incentive for athletes to not continue. IMO I think track and field (along with other Olympic sports) could be turned into revenue generating sports. If they were taken seriously, given time to develop a strong programming style, and properly advertised, they would succeed. To me getting these college sports on tv could create more professional outlets- which would definitely help out USA Olympic teams.
Hi, my name is Justin Berg. I currently attend Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. Early December Temple decided to cut men's track and field as well as 5 other sports- men's and women's rowing, baseball and softball, and men's gymnastics. Temple News wrote an article that goes more in depth about my situation. With this I am trying to create awareness about the current state of Olympic sports at the university level. Recently, many universities are choosing to cut their men's track and field team; however historically, men's swimming and most notably men's gymnastics have been targeted. In some research I have found the excuses for cutting men's track/Olympic sport programs revolve around budgeting issues, facilities, and Title IX.
please share the article! That would be greatly appreciated.