Shot Putters Need More Than Big Biceps

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Why should I care about leg strength for the shot put?

Shot Putters Need More Than Big Biceps

A beefy upper body is not a prerequisite for shot put success. Strong legs and a strong core put the “kinetic chain” in motion and propel the shot forward. When working on leg strength, remember to work opposing muscle groups equally. For example, try to lift similar amounts of weight with both the quads and the hamstrings. Keeping the opposing muscle groups at a similar strength will help your shot put form.

   

Comments

2/7/2007 3:32:57 PM
annonomus said:

In order to be good get some momentum! during practice try ur form to make sure its right for you and before a meet strech out your back to make sure not to pull something!




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