When you are rotating in the disc, it is easy to start with hip-shoulder seperation in the back of the ring. But in the shot, it seems more awkward. When I glide, I have been starting in the back with no separation, gliding across the ring, then activate my hips by turning my foot, then shoulders, etc.
I question this because I have heard that you do that only in the disc, which I rotate in, vs. in the shot, where I don’t rotate.
I have been told that I should activate my hips by pushing straight through my rear leg to get the hip drive. To push straight through I was shown that I should glide and land with a wide base, with my hips partially open, with separation during the whole glide, and then throw. To go across the ring with the hips open to the direction of the throw already seems wrong to me, I feel like I would be losing alot of potential power. Also, I don’t feel right with a wide base, I feel that you don’t get the high release point or the bent leg drive with a wide base. On the other hand, I was told it is easier to stay low across the ring with a partially open stance.
There used to be a really good article called “Critical Factors in the Shot Put” in here, but I can’t find it anymore.
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