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Hear from the world’s best throwers

Read detailed interviews with former world record holder Jüri Tamm (and again from Tamm), Olympic champions Primoz Kozmus and Szymon Ziolkowski, US champions Kevin McMahon and Ed Burke, Olympic finalist Marcel Lomnicky, and German champion Kathrin Klaas.

Key training methods for the hammer

Watch and learn essential hammer throw special strength exercises, rethinking drills for the hammer throw, and the benefits of training at various speeds.

Breaking down technique

Learn what makes the hammer unique and watch videos about how to stay low and increasing double support. Elite throwers Sergej Litvinov discuss learning how the ball moves, accelerating the hammer, and understanding the orbit. And hear world-class coaches analyze world class throwers.

Interviews with shot putters and coaches

Jean-Pierre Egger discusses the training of Werner Günthör and Valerie Adams. We also discuss his technical philosophy. Don Babbitt explains how he individualizes training and the spin vs. the glide. Dale Stevenson discusses technique and peaking. Top youth coach Nick Garcia also shares his experiences. Martin Bingisser has also looked at the evolution of shot put technique.

Olympic champion Adam Nelson reflects on a career of learning. Justin Rodhe details his transition from small school champion to Olympian.

Shot put technique

Nick Garcia writes about how throwers can find their own technical style, and 6 ways to start in the shot put.

Training methods

Learn specific strength exercises for the shot put.

Input from the top of the podium

Coach Vésteinn Hafsteinsson explains how he guided Gerd Kanter to Olympic gold. Coach an former Olympic champion Mac Wilkins also discusses discus technique and training methods.

Former Dutch champion and Olympic finalist Eric Cadee explains what led him to adapt an unconventional and innovative discus technique.

Training ideas and methods for javelin

Watch video of specific strength exercises for the javelin from Irish record holder and World Championship finalist Terry McHugh. Learn how the use of multiple implements can provide a boost to throwers. European champion Steve Backley breaks down the javelin, coach Asmund Martinsen looks at Andreas Thorkildsen’s training, and Mike Barber brings an outsider’s perspective to the event.

Tips for all throwers

Hear from world-class throwing and lifting coaches on how to use Olympic lifting for throwers. Coaching legend Jerry Clayton also discusses his philosophy for teaching technique for all field events. Coach Don Babbitt breaks down lessons from recent biomechanical research and trends in throwing technique.

Kibwé Johnson writes about embracing the riddle of movement and we also explain 3 lessons to help find your throw.

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