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Shot Put Technique linear The throw broken down right handed thrower a stand-up and hold -shot rests on base of fingers -arm relatively horizontal to ground -shot pushed against neck underneath chin -stand with back facing direction of throw at the back of the circle b preparation for the glide -center of mass lowered and primarily on right leg c glide -short body movement to give the shot momentum -hop-like movement keeping the center of mass low and over the right leg -ideally both feet arrive at power position at the same time d power position -right foot perpendicular to the throwing direction -center of mass low and over right leg -left leg extended with toe planted to form base of support -base of support as wide as possible without hindering the throwing action e putting action -left arm swings over the top opening the doorway for the throwing action -lifting action is initiated by using the slower stronger muscles of the leg with forces then transferred to the trunk and arms -shot released at a 40 degree angle over a straight left leg A Basic Teaching Progression 1 Introduction of the hold 2 Introduction of the shots proper position under the chin against the neck 3 Putting the shot downward into the ground to establish proper wrist action 4 Deliveries facing the direction of the throw sitting back on a bent right leg with both feet pointing toward the direction of throw transfer weight from the right leg to the supporting left toe and deliver the shot 5 Cross-step and putting action 6 One step forward and putting action 7 One step back and putting action 8 Series of glides on a straight line 9 Glide in the circle to a premarked power position 10 glide connected to the putting action 11 Hop on right leg tuck the foot under the body at a righ tangle 12 Pivot on a 15cm platform
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