Complete Book of Throws
From the basic biomechanics of throwing to in-depth information on the discus, javelin, hammer, and shot put, Complete Book of Throws brings it all together to improve your techniques—and your distance!
Complete Book of Throws takes the techniques and conditioning programs of the most accomplished coaches in each event and presents them in a way that athletes can understand and coaches can adapt to create a winning program. Whether you're just starting out in the event or preparing your team for competition at the highest level, you'll find the conditioning and training specifics you need to strength your body, improve your form, and push your performance to the edge.
Four-time Olympian and six-time discus world-record holder Jay Silvester covers specific strength training and conditioning techniques, including training for athletes in multiple throwing events. World-class coaches complete the picture with in-depth coverage of each throw technique. Sport-specific strength conditioning, periodization, and effective energy transfer are all covered in this practical guide, along with detailed illustrations that walk you through every phase of each throw.
In addition to serving as the Olympic throws coach for Team USA 2000, Silvester has coached five NCAA discus champions. Now he leads a team of top-notch coaches in creating the ultimate resource for athletes and coaches alike. If you are seeking to enhance your coaching technique, refine your athletes' technique, or improve their throws, the Complete Book of Throws has the details and instructions you need.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Biomechanics for Throwing Techniques
Chapter 2: Strength and Power Development for the Throws
Chapter 3: Shot Put
Kent and Ramona Pagel
Chapter 4: Discus
Chapter 5: Javelin
Chapter 6: Hammer
"Jay Silvester couldn't have picked better event specialists: The Pagels, Jeff Gorsky, Don Babbitt (my coach), and Jay himself all offer years of practical knowledge--combined with solid mechanics--that will be an invaluable tool for any coach/athlete to use."
2000 Olympic Silver Medalist
Shot Put - 22.51m