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Re: The Road to 200'
« Reply #810 on: June 08, 2014, 12:44:12 am »
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may i suggest going the way of many a former collegiate thrower?



While I love watching videos and talking with one of my former competitors who is one of the best amateur highland games men in the country (Jeffrey Kaste) about it, I'm not super interested in competing in them.
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35lb Weight: 17.46m
16lb Hammer: 57.36m
2k Discus: 46.16m

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Re: The Road to 200'
« Reply #811 on: June 08, 2014, 01:01:24 am »
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Friday PM Session:

So now that I'm back at home for the next couple months until I find a place to live down in Boston for work, I'm gonna try and get out and throw discus on pretty much every weekend the rest of the summer (and maybe some weeknights after work if I'm luck).

So my younger brother just finished up his high school track career and unfortunately for him, he didn't get any real hands on coaching in the discus; just what I could tell him through email after looking at vids of him throwing. I told him to try something during warm-ups and he threw his furthest throw ever. He wasn't able to reproduce it in the competition but it seems he's been caught by the throwing bug like me.

So we went up Friday afternoon to throw discus and work on his technique with him, hoping to fix some stuff for a summer meet this wednesday. I did my usual dynamic warm-up and added in a little extra stretching to make sure I was loose before throwing having not done any physical exercise in almost 3 weeks. I started with stand throws which were a bit ugly at first but then I started to get it back. After about 6 or 8 stand throws I moved to half-turns which normally I never do, but I need to work on some technical stuff that the half-turns do work on if you aren't focused on throwing for distance, but rather to get the technical moving pattern ingrained. I took probably 8 half-turns which all went pretty well and then moved onto full throws. I should note here that my high school's discus circle is incredibly gritty and I think the main cause for what happened. My first two full throws went pretty far and actually felt pretty good other than having some slight timing issues. My next two throws I got the timing a bit better but missed some things. My 4 full throws had all gone 40-43m. On my next set of full throws I felt a wicked tugging below my left tibial tuberosity much like what I felt when I messed up my left knee after trying to dunk during indoor  :uhhhfacepalm: I tried one more full throw and I felt an even harder tugging sensation so I shut it down on full throws  :pissed: I noticed the "pain" was only during the start of the throw, so I went back to doing some half turns to continue to keep working my throwing arm to get it in shape and work on technical cues.

Soooo... I'm not entirely sure what is causing the tugging in terms of anatomy. I know it happens when I bend at the knee and let my knee track a bit forward and it happened when I was throwing. I'm sure the tugging popped up again because of the tremendous torque being placed on the knee due to it being a gritty circle. However what muscles, ligaments, etc pulling on the area that are causing the discomfort I'm not so sure off -__- I've studied the knee anatomy and it seems like it could be a patella tendon problem, but it seems too low on the tibia. It could be something with my calf muscles and the muscles on the front of my lower leg. I'm trying to not aggravate it as much as possible and i'm going to go back to wearing a knee sleeve and keep compression on it for the next week and see how it feels. Very unfortunate and hopefully I'll be able to figure it out and not struggle with it or I will have to end my plan to throw discus post-collegieately before I even start.
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230lbs
35lb Weight: 17.46m
16lb Hammer: 57.36m
2k Discus: 46.16m

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Re: The Road to 200'
« Reply #812 on: June 08, 2014, 07:30:32 pm »
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sucks.

rest. if it doesn't get better, seek help.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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