a. Reach back, rotate the hips, let the upper body follow, push out the arm, flick the wrist and release. These are the basic step to the power throw in shot put. While shot put may seem like a sport based simply on upper body strength, there is much more too it. As stated by the Live Strong foundation, you need to focus on core and leg strength as well as focusing more on power than strength (Flaherty). It is also crucial to make sure that you are using the correct form. I have been throwing shot put for 7 years and it has become one of my favorite things to do. Today I am going to teach you how to hold the shot put, the proper form for the power throw, and the release of the shot put. II. Body
b. The only thing you will need to throw shot put is the actual shot put is the shot put itself. The standard girl’s shot put weighs 8 pounds and the boys weigh 12. i. The first step is learning how to hold the shot put 1. The shot put is placed on the bridge of the hand. Do not hold the shot put in the palm of your hand. 2. The thumb is only used for support. You should be able to keep the shot pressed against your neck without using your thumb to hold it up at all. 3. Hold the shot put against your neck right under your jaw. 4. Your palm should be facing out and your elbow should be parallel to the ground. c. Now that I have gone over how to hold the shot put, the next step is to learn the proper form of the basic poser throw. ii. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCfsk0F0wUo (7:00-7:44) (Ellis). 5. Stand with your feet a shoulder width apart standing perpendicular to the direction you are throwing. 6. Your left foot should be slightly in behind your right foot. 7. According to the National Coaches Association, The chest, knee and toe should be in line with each other (Harsha). 8. Slightly bend your legs and make...
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