Back to our roots on this week’s podcast as we answer listener questions on throwing and training for the throws. We start off by looking at some lessons team sports can learn from throws training (and vice versa), before diving into some more specific questions like tips for short throwers, comparing different shot put technique, our favorite underrated coaches, and more.
Notes and quotes
We started off the episode by looking at some questions from non-throwers and look at parallels to other sports. Then we dive into topics like comparing the spin vs. glide technique, throwing for multi-events, what other athletes should be throwers, and more.
- 3:30 – What can hockey learn from throws training?
- 7:30 – The biggest weakness in strength and conditioning for team sports when compared to throwers.
- 9:45 – Suggestions for short throwers: “The best tip for short throwers: find a technical model based on someone your own size. “
- 16:00 – Throws training for multi-eventers.
- 20:30 – How to choose between the glide and spin technique in the shot put: “It used to be that everyone started out with the glide and only later switched to spin. I start everyone with the spin and later switch to glide if they need it. “
- 22:15 – Most underrated American throws coaches.
- 32:15 – What famous athlete you would love to see train the throws?
To hear more on these topics, listen to the full episode above. Also be sure to subscribe to our podcast and review it on iTunes.
The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
- Join HMMR Plus so you don’t miss all the content on our site, including past episodes of the podcast, our deep article archives, video library, and more.
- If you like the podcast, don’t miss our latest book Training Talk: Conversations with a Dozen Master Coaches for more in-depth insights on training from some of the world’s top coaches.
- You can hear us answer more Q&A on Episode 174, Episode 126 and Episode 89.
- For more on throwing for multi-eventers, listen to how Ashton Eaton’s coach Harry Marra incorporates throwing into the weekly plan in our training talk with him. This summer I also dove in detail into how Eaton’s unconventional shot put technique evolved.