Meanwhile in Russia … Aleksey Lovchev does some GPP training with Kettlebell Throws. He launched the 32kg into low earth orbit. Here is what happened when it re-entered earth’s atmosphere. Loading View on Instagram I thought it looked fun and gave it a go on my (active) rest day. Here are my tries with 16kg.
Here is a very nice 2 minute video about Czech Hammer Thrower Lukáš Melich. It nicely captures the passion and at the same time struggle of athletes who compete in sports that won’t make you rich. The title of the video translates to something like: “When the path is harder than it seems”. Update: Comment […]
Meanwhile in Germany … Thanks to Asgeir who posted this in the comments of the Explosive Exercises (Not Only) for Throwers post. Here is a video of German Shot Putter David Storl in preparation for the 2013 world championships in Moscow. It shows some very cool exercises you don’t see that often. Subscribe to his YouTube channel […]
Over at JTS Strength Chad Wesley Smith (himself a former Shot Putter) shares various explosive exercises. I don’t know about you, but I have neglected explosive work (like Plyometric Push ups / Throws) for too long. Time to get better at them. As always use with caution and read his article for the details. It is important to […]
Just saw this trailer for a shotput-documentary. It’s called Throwing Iron (available for $3 on Amazon Instant) It follows Adam Nelson, John Godina, Christian Cantwell, and Reese Hoffa in the year leading up to the 2008 Olympics. Included are training footage and competition footage, as well as interviews with the athletes, and their coaches, family, […]
Check out the 2012 World’s Strongest Man Keg Toss (40 – 55 lbs Kegs). Definitely one of my favorite events to watch. First off, here is Mikhail Koklyaev. While trying to launch the kegs into low earth orbit he annihilates the barrier. This seems to have cost him the a spot in the finals (see finalists below). Zydrunas […]
Here is Zydrunas Savickas at the SCL Event in Trzebnica, Poland. He and Mikhail Koklyaev tied, something that only happened once before in strongman history. Anyway, I wanted to show you this keg toss event. 8 kegs total 2×16 kg, 2×18 kg, 2×20 kg, 2×22 kg to be thrown over a 5m barrier for time Savickas took […]
Just wanted to highlight the achievement of my fellow Berliner, discus thrower Robert Harting. The two-time reigning discus world champion took first place yesterday in Helsinki at the European Championships. 68.30 meters (224 feet, 1 inch) in rainy conditions. I don’t know much about about discus throwing, but do know I know that these guys […]
Mikhail Koklyaev not only lifts humans, he also throws weights up for height. Here is Misha throwing a 25kg weight 5.82 m (19 feet 1 inch) in the air.