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cw78
07-30-2002, 07:42 AM
hello, anyone out there with a really good training program for javelin and discus throwing?thanx for any assistance.

kiki cohen
07-30-2002, 08:00 AM
i'm not a thrower, but my guess would be work out your core, shoulders, triceps, forearms, and lower body.

warriorlifter21
07-30-2002, 08:19 AM
I bet I could own you at discus

kiki cohen
07-30-2002, 09:27 AM
Originally posted by warriorlifter21
I bet I could own you at discus

me or him?

warriorlifter21
07-30-2002, 10:03 AM
lol you just said u didnt throw

kiki cohen
07-30-2002, 10:16 AM
Originally posted by warriorlifter21
lol you just said u didnt throw

yup, only thing i throw is some mad game! lol

o yeah, and a baseball.

warriorlifter21
07-30-2002, 10:18 AM
Umm cw heres what I would recommend. Get a solid olympic routine under your belt (Cleans,Snatch,Clean and Jerk) as well as a good squat/bench program. Now thats the obvious things but for the extra edge u want to try some GPP. The main GPP excercise that I do is as follows.

Immediately Post Track season: Buy a sledge hammer,ax,or a heavy baseball bat weighing at least 15 pounds (you can by donuts) If you have the baseball bat you can swing at a stack of tires or if you have a sledgehammer or ax you can try tires or go directly to a tree. Now when you first start off just do 2 sets of 5 minutes contunious swings twice a week. Keep doing this until you feel you have a good base. Then you gradually increase the time NOT THE WEIGHT. You never want to go over 10% resistance becuase when you go to throw you will not have developed power in your small time frame for the actual throw I hope that part makes sense if it doesnt just trust me and increase time of swings not weight.

As the next season approaches do not continue to use the weighted bat or ax rather just use a regular bat and focus on swinging as hard as you can at a stack of tires to work on overspeed.

Well I hope this helps and is practical for your situation

elatham06
07-31-2002, 12:32 PM
or, ya' know, just get a five or ten pound weight and throw it like a discus

warriorlifter21
07-31-2002, 01:01 PM
what the hell are you talking about.....that might be good for ripping your arm out of socket and thats about it

Retardo-pex
07-31-2002, 02:12 PM
With a weight tht heavy you'd loose absolutely all form. I got a collegiate program form the throwing coach of a local college track team.

elatham06
07-31-2002, 07:11 PM
actually, i did it and i threw the discus about 25 feet further.

but do whatever works for you.

Retardo-pex
07-31-2002, 10:01 PM
I would think a 4 lb discus would go a bit further than a 10 lb. unshapely one.

elatham06
08-01-2002, 11:29 AM
25 feet further than i was before i started throwing the weight

Retardo-pex
08-01-2002, 07:26 PM
oh, my b. But hwo can you keep your form even half as good? For one a weight isn't the same shape as a dic, so it must be really hard to get the grip right, and also you wouldn't be able to get the same speed or mobility with that much heavier weight. But I mean I end up getting 20-30 ft a season just weight training.