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Coaching the Javelin Throw

The javelin throw has three main phases; the approach, the power position, and the delivery. However, the first step to learning the...

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Shot Put and Discus Throw Technique

The shot put has two main styles; the glide technique and the rotational technique. The discus throw has one main technique with...

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Hammer Throw Coaching

The hammer is a ball with a swivel connected by a wire with a handle. The hammer is 7.26 kilos (16 pounds) for men and 4 kilos (8 pounds...

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8 Sports Nutrition Rules for Athletes

Athletes have various nutritional needs depending on the requirement of the specific training regimen. There are general guidelines and...

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Bodyweight and General Strength Circuits

Bodyweight strength training and general strength circuits are a great way to develop strength and overall fitness athletes need....

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Strength Training for Beginning Athletes

Strength is one of the three major athletic performance abilities, along with speed and endurance. Strength is defined as the ability to...

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Plyometric Training for Track and Field

Many track and field athletes use plyometric training; it is commonly associated with jumping activities for all athletes. Plyometric...

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Shot Put and Discus Throw Variable Weights

Throwing heavy and light implements can help throwers develop particular needs such as speed and specific strength. Using lighter...

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Warm Up For Track and Field Athletes

The warm up is designed to elevate body temperature, improve blood flow to the muscles, increase body awareness, stimulate the nervous...

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Ulf Timmermann Shot Put Training

Ulf Timmermann is considered the best glide thrower in history for the shot put. Timmermann set the world record in the shot put...

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Track and Field Force Production

Speed and power track and field events performance relies on applying maximum force from optimal positions. The dynamic movements require...

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5 Simple Tips to Avoid Overtraining

Coaches can avoid overtraining by making changes to the workout plans when an athlete's performance starts to drop off more than...

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5 Best Throws to Learn to the Discus Throw

Standing Discus Throw

The discus throw is started in the power position with the feet wider than shoulder-width, the discus begins on...

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Principles of Effective Coaching

Coaching integrates the principles based on teaching pedagogy, psychology, kinesiology, physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, and...

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