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The Long Jump - Physical Backgrounds of the Long Jump for Coaches and Athletes [ARTICLE]

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In this article addressed to practicing coaches and athletes we present a summary of physical phenomena involved with the long jump. We explain the...... Continue

Over It: Variables That Affect Take Off [ARTICLE]

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The run-through, an abrupt cessation of motion during the take-off phase, results in the inability of a vaulter to finish the jump. Depending on the degree...... Continue

Rotational vs. Glide Revisited - Comparing Shot Techniques [ARTICLE]

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Although the rotational style appeared almost sixty years ago, it started establishing itself as a legitimate way of putting the shot in the early 70's...... Continue

Development Rates: A Comparison for Elite Performers in the Throwing Events [ARTICLE]

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The throwing events in the sport of track and field are some of the most powerful activities in the world of athletics. Execution of these events at the highest level requires...... Continue

Approach Velocity - The Factor That Most Influences Long Jump Performance [ARTICLE]

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There are many factors that influence the outcome of a long jump; board contact time, plant angle, takeoff angle, mid-support knee flexion angle, wind resistance and assistance, individual strength levels relative to weight, board...... Continue

Discobolus: A New and an Old Twist in Discus Technique [ARTICLE]

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Old may not be quite the right word in the above title. Ancient may be the better word to describe twist in the context of this article. The most accurate Roman copy of the Greek original...... Continue

By Design - Physical Performance Components for the Jumps [ARTICLE]

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The first step in training any athlete is clear identification of the of the physical talents needed for success in the event. Designing training without a clear purpose in mind is an...... Continue

Pound for Pound: Weight Lifting and the Men's Throwing Events [ARTICLE]

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Weight lifting is an integral part of strength and conditioning programs for all four throwing disciplines. In the majority of training plans, the exercises that make up the Olympic lifts and Power lifts, and their variations, are the foundation...... Continue

Mechanics for the Practitioner and the Thrower [ARTICLE]

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The mechanics of discus throwing is not yet fully understood. Based on the information available to date however, some mechanical elements present the most...... Continue

Pole Carry and Drop [ARTICLE]

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Vitali Petrov, the father of modern pole vaulting and the greatest innovator of our beloved sport, discovered some interesting aspects of technique when he observed two pole vaulters from the bamboo and steel age. He viewed a 1951 film of a...... Continue

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