How can I improve my shot put?

How can I improve my shot put?

Position your body side-on to the throwing area and feel the power from your legs move up through your body. As you come to the top of your movement, push the ball out keeping your elbow high, the BBC Sport website advises. Flip your wrist and fingers to offer an extra bit of power on release.

How far should I be able to throw a shot put?

While in the rotational throw, the putter spins around rotationally generating momentum and then releases the ball. “For a male, 60 feet is a heck of a throw, but 55 feet is a nice throw,” Wood said. “For women 50 feet is an excellent throw and anything above that is really good.”

How do you win shot put?

Point your left arm upward in the direction you’ll be throwing. During the rotation leading up to the throw, pull this arm inward so your hand is against the center of your chest. Put your weight on your back leg. Surprisingly, most of the strength in shot putting comes from the legs, not the arms.

What muscles do you need for shot put?

Shot putters use their strong quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteus maximus muscles to push off from the back of the circle and generate the initial thrust necessary to get the heavy metal shot moving across the circle.

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What is the world record of shot put?

men – SENIOR – outdoor

Type Mark Date
World Records 23.12 20 MAY 1990
World Championships in Athletics Records 22.91 05 OCT 2019
World Leading 2021 21.60 27 FEB 2021
Olympic Games Records 22.52 18 AUG 2016

What are the basic skills in shot put?

Basic Shot Put Technique (Shot Put Learn-By-Doing)

  • Holding the shot put. The shot is held at the base of the fingers, not the palm. The fingers are slightly spread apart with the thumb for support.
  • Neck placement. Raise the shot above your head. Lower the shot straight down until it is under your jaw.

How heavy is a boys high school shot put?

12 lb


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