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Utilizing Stretch-Shortening Cycles in Discus

Author:     Bryan R Neighbour – ATFCA Level 5 Coach

Abstract: One element of paramount importance for optimal performance is the ability to use the stretch-shortening cycle to optimize power output. This is a natural mechanism in a concentric phase that can be conditioned to achieve optimal performance for the greatest force and power. In discus we also see stretch-shortening cycles repeating through the phases.


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Hammer – 3 Turns – with Christian Williams

Producer: Bryan R Neighbour – ATFCA Level 5 Coach

Abstract: Christian demonstrates a 3-turn hammer technique.

Clip of 3-turn hammer . . . 3MB download