This is a fantastic power building drill. It also helps the thrower with his or her balance and overall conditioning.
- Each thrower should have a shot put in order to execute this drill.
How it Works
- Thrower grasps the shot put with both hands, and the legs are spread about shoulder-width apart.
- Thrower slowly lifts the shot put with the arms in front of them, while dropping the body into a squat position.
- While continuing to get down to a full squat the shot put is once again brought back down between the legs.
- The shot put should be the furthest back on the down swing when the thrower is in the deepest part of the crouch.
- At this point, the thrower then thrusts up and back, swinging the arms (with the shot), up over the head and releasing it into the air over the head.
- This is a fun drill that can be used as a warm up, or whenever you need a good conditioning drill. Remember, conditioning is important for any field event, and shot put is no different. This drill works on the conditioning and the strength of shot putters.