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discus standing throw technique demonstration by casey malone
Discus Throw

Discus Throw Technique – A Complete Guide to the Standing Throw

This is the ultimate guide for the discus standing throw (aka the power position). We’re going to break down the stand throw step by step. You’ll get insight from Olympian and NCAA champion Casey Malone and one of the most successful throws coaches in the country, Brian Bedard.

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Olympic Records

Field Events Get No Love (and why they should)

Each field event tests the intrinsic barriers of human potential at a certain feat, which makes it a blast to watch. So in this article series, we’re going to turn the focus toward the field, to the great moments behind Olympic competitions and the records that have made history.

Discus Throw Infographic
Olympic Records

The Discus Throw Olympic & World Record (& why the event deserves more love)

At the 2004 games, Virgilijus Alekna didn’t get to stand at the top of the podium or immediately celebrate his Olympic record throw. It was Robert Fazekas who stole the moment. But Fazekas later failed a drug test and his performance was erased from the history books. Alekna’s 229’3” (69.89m) throw took its place.

demonstration of discus throw drills during the full turn
Discus Throw

5 Essential Discus Throw Drills To Improve Technique

Learn 5 of the most important discus throw drills for the full throw (aka the spin).

These drills are incredibly effective for teaching beginners how to throw the discus. They are equally effective for more advanced throwers. This is because they reinforce the correct target positions and help prevent nervous system ruts (bad habits).

Olympic Records

The Pole Vault Olympic Record – Opening the Vault of Courage

If you think hometown advantage isn’t “a thing” in track and field, ask Thiago Braz da Silva his opinion on the matter. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, he was not favored to win.

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Olympic Records

The Triple Jump Olympic Record – Glory After Chaos

Kenny Harrison can jump in the face of doubt and hardship. Told he was too short to be successful in the event, he learned that having to prove himself was a powerful motivator. In 1991 he did just that by winning the World Championships.

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Olympic Records

The Long Jump Olympic Record – A Leap Of Faith

About nine months before a man landed on the moon, Bob Beamon made one very giant leap at the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City. Prior to this jump, the record stood at 27 feet 4 and ¾ inches – 8.35 meters.

athlete performing mini hurdle drills for speed and agility
Training And Drills

Mini Hurdle Drills – Speed and Agility Training

Learn the difference between speed and agility training. And how to improve performance with an effective mini hurdle drills progression.