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 here.
If you don’t know David, he is
- 22 years old
- 1.99m (6 ft 6 in) tall and
- weighs: 122 kg (269 lbs)
In 2011 he became the youngest Shot Put World Champion ever at only 21 years. At the London Olympics he got Silver.
He also holds the world junior record of 22.73m (with the 6 kg shot). His personal best with the senior shot (7.25kg/16lbs) is 21.88m.
About his speed development his trainer said that they chose a somewhat unconventional route. Even during his youth / junior years and up till now David often trained with lighter shots so as to achieve higher velocities than what would be possible with competition weights. It sure worked for him.
Update 16.08.2013: He made it. 2013 Shot Put World Champion.
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David was 21 when he became a World champion in 2011, not 19.
Odd, looking him up I found some claimed 19,20 and some 21.
Well, he’s born in July 1990, there’s no doubt about that 🙂
Alex Gorham says
I tried throwing for a bit, it is so difficult to transition from weightliftings ‘set positions, on your heels, controlled paths etc’ to the bouncy, springy balls of your feet movement shotput/discus/jav requires.
Dan Chao says
Throwing world championship stuff from the glide.. Nice