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  • Blow It Up

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    Negative. Mike was accused of testing positive on 2 of 3 samples I believe during the indoor season '93, might have been outdoor season. There were witnesses present who overhead the convo that an example needed to be made, regardless of whether he was guilty. However, the statements weren't enough to retest from the excess sample given or support a decision to overturn. Bottom line: $money$ runs this game. If it's in the best monetary interest of the governing body (fan base and appeal=$$), the…

  • Blow It Up

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    Not right to feel sorry for them. They've had structured doping and cover-ups since the 60s in the old USSR. I'd already heard from multiple sources years before this came out - athletes (current and former), officials, and coaches - regarding the confirmed evidence of this. Not fair when (most of) the rest of the athletes are vigilantly scrutinizing every little supplement they take and eating highly disciplined diets while the dopers can do whatever bc they can rely on the drugs for help; the …

  • Odysseus' Corner

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    Hey Florian, I had a few uploaded, took them down once I started working with my coaches, not looking for publicity, just looking for other athletes' and coaches' knowledge and dropping some of my own. Big things to come this indoor season. Thanks.

  • Ex: I'm 6'4", he's 6'9". The benefit is his leverage due to his length(he is pushing the ball for a longer period of time). I can push harder over a shorter distance. that's long puller/short puller. There is no 'should', later fellas

  • That wasn't 19...17.5-18, trajectory was definitely greater than 50deg, optimum stand=40-42deg and full rotation/glide= 36-38deg. By themselves, they're 2 different throws, but the 'stand' changes when you use it as part of the full technique, becomes dynamic, lower angle(stronger press) can be achieved due to gained momentum. Also, Majewski is a long puller, his stands will be further if he throws at about 45-47deg.

  • How Does One Coach?

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    Gentlemen, that was an unintentional slip, gotta watch my mouth or I'll let the cat outta the bag before Rio trials, shhhh!!! Lol

  • How Does One Coach?

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    He will be, Vikas told me the other day he's rehabbing in Florida

  • Hey Matt, you doing Tucson this weekend? Grats on breaking 18

  • Nice Matt, you're getting over the left much better; now 'close the hinge out of the back', that left foot is a bit active out of the back, more push with the R out of the back and through the middle, and way to attack with the instep, think of the left as a hinge with a 270deg valance. Also, youre getting off the left a bit late...envision a line parallel with the right sector about 3' to the right of that sector line from a South African, that's where you want to get off the left, not when you…

  • It happens, Eldred Henry was under 18m last season and just popped 20m a few weeks ago, but it's unlikely. It happens when you have that 'Ah-ha!' moment in training and you realize you can replicate in the meet. When I jumped about 1.3m from my previous PR in 2013, yeah, lol, it'll make you feel 10feet tall.

  • 3D Printed Discus Plates

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    The entire disc? As far as I know, most of them are only capable of printing with plastic or carbon fiber spools. To get your optimal rim/center weight differential, you'd have to go with a material with a much higher density. I'm not sure of the heat thresholds of the working parts of the machine, but the melting point of steal is 1375deg C, about 2500deg F. There's no way a tabletop apparatus of the size they are marketing now could handle that; great idea, though, I'd say yes on the plates. U…

  • Saw Adam stand about 19.25ish pre-meet in '04, Dylan a few months ago 17.75-18.25, both in person; have never seen a 21m thrower under 17/17.5. I think Adam's thing was that left leg...he was used to striking hard after whipping it around (hard to time that, I've tried) instead of tucking it out of his wheel, but his stands and step-ups were over 19. Some guys can have horrendous stands but can push the right so damn fast outta the back they gain 15ft though the circle.

  • Matt, good throw, focus on PUSHING more with the right leg outta the back, I used to go balls-out and open a super-wide L leg out of the back too, but this yields pulling, while pushing is much more efficient, yielding a hell of a lot more force forward, thus more distance through the circle. Practicing clock turns with NO WIND-UP focusing on pushing with the right leg are most beneficial. The best example can be seen watching some of Taf's videos... he has nearly 0 wind into his turn out of the…

  • Thus, the hip mobility drills, Matt. These will also help you with your squats, DLs, RDLs, pistols, jerks/double jerks, all Olympic lifts...EVERYTHING...and definitely through the middle as you achieve your power stance in double support. While being flexible is great, limited static stretching to include eldoas, google 'world's greatest stretch'; also, ask your coach about recommending a dynamic stretching program...'the warm-up' before the warm-up, if you will. We use these exclusively...every…

  • Matt, the best way I can explain these concepts to you is by referring you to Coach Ciarelli's YouTube vid on 'flamingos', link youtube.com/watch?v=1JGpCUzHw1…=UU3QvfSat7gcn88KtktjFjfQ ...you need to land the 'soft right' (deeper R leg, R hip over the R heel), whip the left wider into double support phase (power stance)...a good mobility drill for the left leg is to get down on all fours, straighten one leg back, whip it back-and-forth past the opposite's heel and then up to shoulder level. Do a…

  • Rustam, first... your drive needs to be a 'leap forward', if you will. You need to land the 'soft right leg', aka GET LOWER IN YOUR POWER POSITION. You start tall...this is fine, so do I, but it all starts w/ the 'drop at 9o'clock'...see coach Mac's vids on this. Upon contact with your left leg, your hips are waaaaay pre-turned; you're not achieving maximum torque! Hips should be facing the rear in double support. Toe-knee-hip, followed by the upper body creates an incredible amount of torque. Y…

  • mmmm....once per day, 6 days/wk, 40-60 in off-season, except for exclusively rudimentary work cycles (my favs) ; ) 20-30 in-season; thresholds are 1-injury (get it sorted ASAP, even miniscule pulls and aches, BE PROACTIVE!!) and 2-breakdown in technique (awareness, drills to fix technique, throw again tomorrow)

  • OK, just saw some of the Storhl training footage(not sure when that was posted/how old it is). Honestly, I can move that weight (approx. 900lb) with a full ROM (knees through my chest) on that same press machine much faster and for more repetitions, as I am sure many throwers can. I might even incorporate these on a speed day...same weight for speed. Sure its a lot of weight, but there are many people out there that can do more, faster, and with full ROM, then drop the feet down to the edge and …

  • Hey Matthew a few things here... first, your throws from the spring-you were opening up too wide too early. If you felt off balance, that's where it originates from. Upon mid-drive, you should be able to draw a line perpendicular to the ground through the ball of the left foot, the left hip, through the shot. Your June throws looked better in this respect. Imagine the shot (get ready people I'm gonna say it again!) rotating on an axis, forward, straight through the middle of the circle. Imagine …

  • Men's Shot Put | 2014 USAs

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    aghh...he wouldn't have beaten Joe today, Coach Mac's done a marvelous job with him... watch that wide sweeping drive leg, he's gained so much more whip outta the back, lands the soft right, BAM! Was hoping Jon would PR again, he actually threw 20.75 the day before. But, with only 5yrs total throws experience, coach G's just doing awesome things with these kids at UB.