Never turn your back on the ring/runway!You run the risk of death or decapitation if you
Thou shalt set goals, and have a plan to achieve them. Incremental improvement leads to
Thou shalt want instructional videotapes. The best way to develop a concept of how you
want to throw.
Thou shalt be videotaped There's often a huge gap between what you think you're doing,
and what you actually are. If you lack a coach with a good critical eye, this is a must.
Tape yourself from various angles. Video can save you hours of frustration in the ring.
Thou shalt make the most of each practice, and each practice attempt. Know what you want
to achieve before each session, each throw.
Thou shalt practice visualization. Mental rehearsal is the foundation for physical
You can learn alot more from a 150' thrower than a 200'er. Emulate those who get the
most from their ability, not necessarily those with the most ability.
All screwed up? Back to the BASICS When faced with major technique problems, revert back
to the basics. Rely on fundamentals and drills to get you through.
THOU SHALT NOT "OVERTHROW" Be instinctive regarding the number of throws you
take. Don't take 60 throws when you feel yourself tiring after 40. Muscle fatigue leads to
overcompensation and in turn technique breakdown.
THE STRONG COMMANDMENTS
Thou shalt NOT do STEROIDS!!! Say no more!
Thou shalt not follow bodybuilding magazine workouts. Why? You're not a bodybuilder and
you don't juice like the IFBB stars. Three hour workouts, twice a day??? Puhleeezz!
Less is often more. This is especially true as you get older. One set to failure for
each bodypart every four to seven days can give better results than every other day
Thou shalt stress Olympic and Power lifts. These lifts most closely resemble what we do.
Thou shalt not buy the supplement of the month. Research before you buy. Creatine
monohydrate is one of the few that are universally accepted. And make sure what you're
taking is legal.
Thou shalt change your workouts periodically. Everything gets stale. Variety is the
spice of life!