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A Critical Study on the Effect of Selected Yoga Practices on Young Generation |

Satish Kumar, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


A throw is accomplished by performing a series of winds,an entry into the turns, followed by three to four turns, ending in the releaseof the implement. Athletes alternate between single and double foot support asthey move through the turns of the throw. Errors in any of the four componentsnegatively affects the distance the implement is thrown. Proper technique iscrucial to each throw. This depends upon some qualities i.e. speed, quicknessof legs and co-ordination combined with a gymnastic type application of powerare the major qualities vital to this event. The technique used in the shot put today isaimed at increasing speed by using complimentary rotation and translationacross the ring to move the implement forward at a high rate. Understanding thephysical characteristic of hammer thrower, technique and implementmodifications helped to improve distances. Too tall persons do not fit in thisevent because of the problem of speed and coordination. An average hammerthrowers in the international class may possess a weight about 100 kg and plusbut height should be about 190 cm. The important characteristics of hammerthrowers are the hips and shoulders, length of the arms. Height and long armshelp make for a longer effective radius. Bear in mind that centrifugal force isa function of turning speed and the hammer radius; a shorter thrower will haveto turn fast than taller.