The lower body leads until the right knee is pointing out towards the front of the ring. The hips are facing forward. The upper-body begins to unwind utilizing all of the stored energy created by the lower body.
The upper-body is in a “C” position. The head and chest are up, the right hip is out and the discus arm is on stretch. Remember that the right leg should still be bent. The head continues to move and stay with the chest, not ahead of it.
Once the upper body is facing towards the front of the ring the athlete should initiate a “block” with the left side. This is done by shortening the right arm and applying force with the left leg.
This will stop the rotation of the upper body so all of the remaining energy will be transferred to the discus arm as it continues to rotate and increase in speed until the release point.
If the upper body continues to rotate past the blocking point it will result in several issues: waisted energy, shorter distances and a high likelihood of fouling. A good way to keep this from occurring is controlling the head and watching the discus release.
The technique for the block and release in the power position should carry over to the full throw.
Tip – Keep both feet on ground and skip the ‘reverse.’
A reverse is where the right foot leaves the ground and switches places with the front foot right after the release of the discus. Even if a thrower uses a reverse during the full throw they should perform non-reverse stand throws.
The video below pulls all of the movements together and calls out each critical position.