Shot putters use their strong quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteus maximus muscles to push off from the back of the circle and generate the initial thrust necessary to get the heavy metal shot moving across the circle.
How far should I be able to shot put?
“For a male, 60 feet is a heck of a throw, but 55 feet is a nice throw,” Wood said. “For women 50 feet is an excellent throw and anything above that is really good.”
What is the starting position in shot put?
Starting Position – stand side on, feet shoulder width apart and use the non throwing hand to aim. Grip – sit the shot at the base of the fingers (not in the palm or in the fingertips). The thumb and little finger rest around the sides of the shot and the three middle fingers are at the back.
What are the basic skills of shot put throw?
Sequence of the throw will be legs – hips – back – arm. Push the weight from right leg to the left leg in an upwards direction. When driving up with your legs your right heel (hips) needs to be turned out. There will be a stretch reflex reaction between your upper body and lower body.
What are the 3 major muscles used in shot put?
Pushing the shot away uses the pectoralis major muscles of the chest, the anterior deltoids, or front shoulder muscles, and the triceps brachii on the rear of the upper arm.
How do you throw a shot put?
To throw a shot put, first face the side of the ring so you’re at a 90° angle from the target. Then, step back with your less-dominant foot, and lower your body by bending your hips and knees. Put the shot at the base of your fingers, then hold the shot at your neck with your elbow bent and parallel to the floor.
What is the history of shot put?
Shot put competitions were recorded in early 19th century Scotland and were a part of the British Amateur Championships beginning in 1866. Shot put was an original modern Olympic event, with American Robert Garrett winning at the Athens Games in 1896.
What is shot put and discus?
The shot put and discus are throwing events in track and field. The shot put involves throwing a heavy, round metal ball, while the discus involves throwing a heavy round disc. According to Sports Coach Brian Mackenzie, throwers in shot and discus need explosive strength, speed and balance.