What are we going to do when it’s
crunch time? How do we clean up? One of the things we got to do that’s
most important to first, the biggest, the best, the first thing you do
when you throw the discus, you have to start on balance.
Super critical. We’re going to talk about “pillar 1” in
this video. We’re going to talk about how if you do get on balance that’s going to be
the game changer, so let’s check it out. Everybody it’s Erik
Johnson from Arete Throws Nation. And in today’s YouTube video what we’re going to discuss is the
setup. We talk about “pillar number 1”. “Pillar 1” is the entire beginning of
the Chain Reaction and it is often times super missed and one of the quick
fixes we want to do in crunch time part of the season, is we want to be able
to clean up movement. And we talk about this and we have another video
that’s going to conclude this, but today I’m going to talk
about specifically about
how critical it is to set up your “pillar 1” because we have to
establish balance and balance throughout the throw is going to increase
acceleration and power. And that means big distance. In today’s
video one of the things we want to talk about is if we’re in crunch time,
we’ve get in, we’re getting all this wind and, we talked about it in another video about
the high heel and things that cause over rotation.
And what we want to understand is, things that we want to do is we’re
trying to be able to set the position of separation, hip, shoulder
and arm, shoulder. And one of the things we talk about in
our system is we want separation because we create stretch reflex. Stretch reflex is going to start
creating the right type of movement. And that’s one of the big things
behind the Chain Reaction and why we’re having so much success. Our throwers and
coaches are having tons of success with it. So one of the things that we focus on at
Arete is that we are trying to get our throwers to eliminate a
lot of wasted motion. So we’re cutting down on multi winds.
You know, when you see kids doing this type
of thing, we want to eliminate that. We want to control and we want to set
that separation stretch reflex correctly. So one of the things we’re going to
do is we’re going to teach you this. So in our system,
we call this a wind up one. It’s very similar to some of the movement
that you’ve seen out of some of the best discus throwers in the world.
Andrius Gudzius, he does a very static start.
And if you look at Gerd Kanter, he had a pretty static start. So when
you look at some of these great throwers, you’re going to notice that
they have more control. Lars Riedel had a pretty static start.
So for some throwers that’s going to work. And then we look at who’s probably
one of the greatest discus throwers, pound for pound in the history
of sport is Anthony Washington. And he started with a very
controlled position. And his son, Turner Washington, who threw 22’ 7”, is a senior in high school
just a few years ago. Very similar start; controlled movement,
right? And it can work and these are athletes that are showing
that you can have tremendous success. So one of the things I would recommend
is we have so many guys that are just creating so much wind time.
So again, in our system we call this
kind of a windup one start. What we’re going to do is control the
motion and that’s going to allow the athlete to set the line and move into
the throw. It’s really that simple. So if we’re during crunch time, one of the things we want to do is
get rid of all the excess motion. So remember, one of the things we do in the Throwing
Chain Reaction System is we train positions and we trained throwing.
They’re two different things, but they obviously go together. That’s why we call the throwing
portion of it Pillar Connection. And so what this does is this is a
simple way to eliminate a lot of excess movement to get throwers on track fast.
So coaches, this is a great tip for you to try and
throwers that are coaching yourselves out there, cause we know so many
of you unfortunately just
don’t have a coach at your school or maybe you have a coach who’s
trying but he’s a brand new thrower and he’s self admittedly doesn’t really
understand how to coach the throw. So this is one of those simple things
that will help so many of you super quick. I want you to try it.
You want to lock everything up. We’re going to review one more time. So
we’re going to make sure that we’re here, we’re going to stay more controlled and
we’re going to be able to come around. So we’re going to be able to
feel that motion into the throw. I’m getting a little old, so my movement
might be not as smooth as it used to be, but at any rate, let’s look, take one
more peek and look at Gudzius. Even if you look at Perkovic,
she has some up down, but you’re going to notice she
stays very centered on our wind. And that’s one of those key tips. And then she kind of up and moves very
dynamically around into the throw. So this is a very simple way to help
get your throwing on track really fast. And the start of the throw is the
entire beginning of the Chain Reaction. “Pillar 1” is we refer to as the
Trigger. “Pillar 1” is so critical, there’s a ton of variables, ironically
enough it’s the one thing where we do, we have very simple drill
progressions inside our program, but they’re super effective
and they make a big results in. And it’s the do’s and don’ts in the
positions that matter the most. So hopefully you found
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