"Special Strength" for Throwing By Dane Miller, Throws University
Many throwers and throws coaches have heard the usage of the term "special strength". This is a term that gets thrown around frequently; some individuals understand it's usage, some individuals don't. Because the term is peculiar, it sparks an interesting response. Throwers want to know what it is, they want to know how it can help their distances and ultimately their career.
No Practices? Go Get Faster Anyway (A Four-Week Speed Training Plan) By Tyler Germain, Assistant Track Coach at Kalamazoo Central HS in Michigan
For all you speed-focused athletes, this can get tricky. Your teammates who run distance events or cross country can just hit the streets and log some miles, but on your own, it's more challenging for you sprinters to get the level of high-intensity training needed to continue making speed gains. Nevertheless, here are some great ideas.
Medicine Ball Exercises for Strength & Power By Athletic Acceleration
Speed, strength and power is vital to the success of ALL track and field athletes whether competing in the sprints, jumps, throws or endurance events. One of the most effective methods of developing these traits in your athletes is through the use of medicine ball training.
Here at M-F Athletic, we want to help! We've teamed up with National Throws Coaches Association and some of the top track and field athletes and coaches in the world including Tom Walsh, Michelle Carter, Mac Wilkins and more – to put together a video series which will include some great information, insight, and ideas on all aspects of throwing.