Three Things I Know... About Rotational Shot & Discus

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Three Things I Know... About Rotational Shot & Discus

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These three essential�elements of the throw can be taught the first day to beginners and must be mastered by professionals.��Over the years I have always looked for the common denominator for the throws. �What is true at all levels of throwing? �What is easy to understand for beginners and what the best in the world must do to achieve their best. �These three concepts can be the foundation of great technique with any personal style. They are the building blocks that need to be refined every year.�They are also great high level concepts to focus on in the final phase of preparation for the "Big Meet" of the year.1 Getting Started 6:56 2 #1 See the Horizon 4:58 3 #2 Work a Wide Right Leg 9:04 4 #3 Continuous Right Leg Rotation 10:22Mac Wilkins�is an�American Olympic�athlete�who was once the best discus and shot put thrower in the world.�Mac Wilkins the Coach��In Eight Years from 2006 through 2013 Wilkins coached the throws at Concordia University, in Portland, OR. His throwers won 26 individual National Championships and earned 94 All-American honors.�In August 2013, Wilkins left Concordia University to coach for the USATF at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista California.�He has contributed as a part time coach or consultant to the following throwers:�2012-�Krishna�Poonia, India��������#6�London Olympics��2010-�Krishna�Poonia, India��������Commonwealth Champion, W-DT��2010- Jason Y���USA� � � � � � � � �#1 US M-DT, Olympian��2009- Dani S, Australia� � � � � � ��World�Champion W-DT��2008- Stephanie T���USA� � � � � ��Olympic�Champion W-DT��2008 �Annie Hess,�Concordia U.��Longest�US College W-DT�at�any level in 2008, �� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �(3�years from�45m, 147� to�58.69m, 192')��2001-�Adam S���USA� � � � � � � � �#5 World Championships��2000- Adam S���USA� � � � � � � � �#5 Sydney Olympics�M-DT*1996 - Adam S � USA � � � � � � � � �Finalist Atlanta Olympic Games*1988 '92 '96 ��Ramon Jimenez Gaona � � � ��Paraguay � ��Olympian &�Pac-10 Champion*1976 '80 � � � �Lynne Winbigler Anderson � � �USA � � � � � �Olympian & National Champion� Mac Wilkins the Thrower� Olympic Gold Medal 1976Olympic Silver Medal 1984Olympic 5th place 1988Four Times World Record HolderEight Times US National Champion in the DiscusRanked #1 in the World in 1976 and 1980 in the discus.US National Champion 1977 Indoor Shot Put -�69� 1.5�, 21.06mAt the University of Oregon he threw the javelin 78.44m, 257' 8" as a 19 year old freshman.��As a senior he was NCAA Champion and won the first of his eight US titles.��All Time Life Records...Discus 70.98m 232' 10" ��Shot Put�21.06m�69� 1.5� ��Javelin 78.44m 257' 4" � Hammer 63.88m 208� 10�.May 1, 1976, he broke the World�s Record on his first three consecutive attempts at 69.80m, 70.24m, and 70.86m.

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