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Back Foot balance.. - JV, Tue Oct 2 13:52
When a javelin thrower fail to use the back foot properly to set-up the hips., they get to far beyond were the back leg had to go., then he plant and drag it behind him. So...he fall into the plant he get only plant and throw. The work of the back leg is to set up the hips to do that the thrower need an active use of... more
Javelin Ratings - Anonymous, Fri Jul 6 08:49
Eric Hambidge i'll try and answer this Sun Jun 20, 2010 08:26 The ratings these days are an indication of how stiff the javelin is. 90 meters are super stiff, while 50 meters have a lot of flex to them. A young or inexperienced athlete that doesn't have a good release, i.e. throw through the point should use a lower... more
Double Support!? - JV, Tue May 8 09:43
Author Iain Trimble-Date Fri Jan 14, 2011 22:11 Message We all know that to produce best throws double support is needed when releasing the javelin. What is best way to keep double support? Actively think about keeping right foot on the ground as long as possible? Author Tom Pukstys Subject double down Date Sat Jan... more
Hanging left leg - JV, Tue May 8 08:33
jimloth Subject Hanging left leg Date Thu Apr 26, 2012 Message You are need to be fast from final right to plant. If not, the upper body will move ahead of the lower body which is very bad throwing position. I believe it is more important to focus on getting the right hip through while the upper body is... more
Roald Bradstock New World Masters Record: M55 Javelin by Roald Bradstock My Masters World Javelin Record throw of 66.76m from Saturday is up on YouTube. I can't believe I actually called the World Record as I an on the run-up about to throw. Is that confidence or arrogance? :)... more
Johannes Vetter threw 94,44m - JV, Sun Dec 31 12:36
Johannes Vetter threw 94,44m best for 2017
flexibility - JV, Wed May 3, 2017 12:44
work on flexibility 1) For lower back I stand in the smith squat rack to one side with the bar at waist level behind me with feet pointing forward about shoulder width apart. Then, without turning the feet (it helps to brace the outer foot against the footing of the rack) I twist the upper body around to the side I... more
The importance of sound in training and coaching... - Roald Bradstock, Mon Apr 25, 2016 20:11
Roald Bradstock The importance of sound in training and coaching... Wed May 28, 2014 12:04 Okay this may "sound" strange but does anyone - coach or athlete - pay attention and/or use sound as a training, coaching or motivational tool? I have coached people in the dark, in the fog or even just turned my back, so I... more
March 20th throwers clinic - Mark Mirabelli, Wed Mar 2, 2016 13:42
The 24th annual Mark Mirabelli Track and Field Clinic will be held on March 20th at the Notre Dame Sports Complex Lawrenceville NJ. The Javelin session will have some of the best there:Dr.Sing, John Talyor, Mark Mirabelli, Brian Chaput, Warren Robinson and many more on Hand to help instruct the throwers. to register... more
The fast twitch fibers.. - ., Tue Dec 1, 2015 14:43
The fast twitch muscle fibers are responsible for giving the athlete his speed, agility, quickness, and power. Fast twitch fibers are up to 10 times faster than slow fibers. In most muscles, these fibers are intermingled. However, there is usually a predominance of one or the other. For example, in postural muscles of ... more
  • Warm Up & Cool Down for Throwers - ., Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:05
    Warming up and cooling down for the throws By Roy Stevenson Warming up for the throwing events has a similar goal to the sprinter's warm up. We want to increase the force of the thrower's muscle contractions and speed up their muscle contraction rate, to maximize their power and speed. The big difference is that we... more
    Roald Bradstock - JV, Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:40
    Shoulder flexibility - the gateway to long throws!!!!!!!!!! Sat Jun 6, 2015 22:24 Watching Walcott and Yego break national records in Rome I noticed Two things - a perfect wind - from the right - not from behind - and Both of their shoulder flexibility - most excellent!!! These are my two best exercises... more
    Javelin throw Spanish Style 1950's - JV, Tue Mar 17, 2015 17:28
    Last throw on the video 83 meters
    Old post 1921 Jarvinen - Jv, Sat Oct 18, 2014 23:17
    Sean Elkinton 1921-1940 "Jarvinen and his hiers" Thu Dec 18, 2008 14:52 Jonny Myyra of Finland won the Olympic title again at Paris in 1924, with a 62.96 effort - a double no one has been able to duplicate since then. Second place went to Gunnar Lindstrom of Sweden, who conquered the world record three... more
    Oleksandr Pyatnytsya 86.12 NR UKRAINE - JV, Thu Oct 16, 2014 20:25
    The "Backley" Drill: - ByCC, Wed Jul 30, 2014 07:28
    Start w/ a frontal position with the arm back and over the shoulder. Smoothly accelerate (28m) from 0 to 6m/s try to get 1/ms at 4m mark, 2m/s at 8m, 3m/s at 12m, 4m/s at 16m, 5m/s at 20m and 6m/s at 24 low jump and throw (easy at first and hard after, if you can) Other exercise is to throw a med ball using the right... more
    Breaux Greer - Warm up - JV, Mon Jun 9, 2014 16:19
    Breaux Greer - Warm up - Sun Jul 15, 2007 17:40 It is very important for throwers to travel with a weighted ball(I carry an 800g and 1k). You find yourself in situations where there is no warm up field and warm up on the track might be cut short for TV purposes. Usually we get called an hour before the comp to the 1st ... more
    Head or Tailwind...all the same. - Breaux Greer, Sun Jun 8, 2014 09:26
    Date Mon Jun 27, 2011 21:56 You should always throw the same in all wind types. The upper body should always blast a line drive while the block gives you height on jav flight. You should feel as if the jav is at a negative angle down runway. When your legs cross ahead of you, the angle of jav will sit perfectly before ... more
    Spoken from experience - Breaux Greer , Sun Jun 8, 2014 09:22
    Date Fri Sep 24, 2010 17:16 I have no idea how my simple black and white message confused you. I speak with my on field experience of 15 plus years and FACTS. Genetically: tall, fast, long limbs, amazing tie in for muscles, etc...basically the exact definition of genetics. Yes, he is built like Pitkamki...guess what?... more
    adjusting - Tom Pukstys, Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:45
    Thu Jul 4, 2013 10:17 David, In order to stay competitive it is absolute that you make small adjustments for each meet. I rarely feel the same, but must find a way to get a solid result or I don't belong on the circuit. For example: Some meets, warm-ups went great, easy to go 80m, so you know it can go if you just... more