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What muscles are the most important for a shot putter?

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“I couldn't be a thrower, see how week my arms are?” A common misconception among high school athletes is that you must be big to be a shot putter. Well, it's a good thing that high school students learn fast and learn well, because the major force and strength behind the throw in the shot put comes from the athlete's legs, not arms.

Shot put training requires full body strength training, which includes arms, but also focuses on building a strong and flexible core and legs. Think about it – quads, gluts, and hamstrings are significantly larger muscles than biceps and triceps.



5/6/2007 9:21:03 AM
ben said:

i find the first part of this tip confusing becose i can beat the stongist boy in my year and the rest of my year group at shot put
( im not jokeing) and i way 9.13 stone and i im like 7th strongist in my year. i dont usnderstand.

6/27/2007 2:08:43 PM
oli said:

Thank God for people like you,
I'm in shotput on friday in sports day,,

and there is this HUGE kid playing,,,

I've been using you're tips a lot

now i might have a fighting chance !!!

11/17/2011 7:39:26 PM
hayz said:

thanks it helped a lot on my project for sport!

11/17/2011 7:39:44 PM
hayz said:

thanks it helped a lot on my project for sport!


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