Double the Support, Double the Fun

Last month I wrote about how to stay low in the hammer throw. It is important not to let your body rise up along with the hammer during the throw since that prevents effective acceleration of the implement. But there is an extra benefit of staying low: it helps you keep both feet on the ground longer. Staying on the ground, i.e. maximizing the double support phase, is an even more important aspect of accelerating the hammer. This is a topic I cover several times in my new book, The Ball and Chain.


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  1. […] methods that are revolutionary, but also his approach to technique. As a I wrote about last month, he was at the forefront of developing what we call modern hammer throwing technique. He also coached some of the early shot put spinners. In a recently self-published book The Throws […]

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