HMMR Podcast Episode 211: Reactive throws (with René Sack)

It is easy to think about the throwing events as strength events. But in the end, the implement is often not that heavy. The bigger challenge is coordinating the whole body to add speed to the element through elasticity, as well as strength. German national discus coach René Sack joins this week’s podcast to discuss how he thinks about this element of the throw and exchange ideas about how to address it in training.

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Notes and quotes

A former elite thrower himself, Sack is currently the German national coach for the women’s discus. In additional to overseeing the event nationwide, he leads a group of throwers in Halle including World and European Championship medalists Nadine Müller and Shanice Craft.

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Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: