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The javelin power position, the shot put power position – they look so similar! Coaching the javelin power position is similar to coaching the shot put power position. One leg in front for the strike and block, weight back on the trailing leg, free arm up in front of the body preparing for the block, and the arm with the implement behind the rest of the body, using the fastest part of momentum generated through the run, glide, or rotation combined with the greatest amount of torque.