Happy Monday Everybody,
One of the oldest ways of training for the throwing events is to use overweight implements. For years throwers have been using different weight shots, discuses, hammers, and even javelins to improve their throws.
And it makes total sense. Using a 16 pound shot put will make it easier to throw a 12 pound, won’t it?
Well, yes and no. Check out the video below to learn more.
As you can see, the use of overweight and underweight implements can be advantageous to your throws, but only if used properly.
Make sure you don’t overuse them. Once a week, 15 throws, just to add some strength to the movement. Same goes for underweight implements. One day a week, 15 throws. This will add speed.
Just don’t overdo it. Using the overweight and underweight implements too much can throw off your release angle, timing, balance, and rhythm.
This was a great question that was left here on the website. Make sure to leave your questions here on the website and I will answer them in a future video.
Keep spreading the word to your friends, teammates, and coaches about www.PrimalATC.com. Let’s make Primal the place where throwers and coaches can come to improve their throws on a daily basis.
Coach Matt Ellis