28 Dec '16, 7am

Throwers need to warm up and cool down, here are @runblogrun's suggestions! #discus, #shotput, #javelin,...

Throwers need to warm up and cool down, here are @runblogrun's suggestions! #discus, #shotput, #javelin,...

Use your more skilled athletes to demonstrate each drill to the rest of the throwers before they try them. The drills should eventually transition to the specific skills for each throwing, starting with movements that make up part of the whole throwing action, and then proceeding to the whole throwing movement. The total drill phase of the thrower's warm up should take 15-25 minutes, longer at the beginning of the season. Former U.S. javelin champion, Duncan Atwood, describes this phase of the warm up as "Trying to re-acquaint the thrower with the neuromuscular movements that make up the throwing action, and what it feels like to do the event". Simple actions such as standing throws help the thrower make this transition, followed by throws with a short run up, or in the case of shot and discus, reduced turns. "But" cautions Atwood, "the big mistake many high school athlete...

Full article: http://www.runblogrun.com/2016/12/post-14.html#.WGNoj4dCf...

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For jumpers, proper warming up and cooling down is another key to success! #letsrun, #trackandfieldnews,...

For jumpers, proper warming up and cooling down...

runblogrun.com 28 Dec '16, 7am

Found this piece in our archives, and thought it might make some sense for the coaches who are working with their jumpers ...

Here's the warmup and cool down for distance runners, from Roy Stevenson, #coachingathletics, #trackandfieldnews,...

Here's the warmup and cool down for distance ru...

runblogrun.com 28 Dec '16, 7am

Distance runners should start their warm-up about 30 minutes before their event or training session. Phase one of the dist...