Saturday, February 11, 2012

Core Training For Javelin Throwers

Today, core training for javelin can improve how far a javelin thrower throws like never before! Javelin is heavily dependent on the core musculature for optimal performance and having a proper core training program in place can ensure just that for any javelin thrower. Javelin throwers can train their core to better support their backs, to speed up their hips and even to give them more speed on the runway but most importantly, javelin throwers can avoid weakest link syndrome by strengthening their core which allows them to make use of all of their power for massive throws!

Proper core training stabilizes your lower back during a javelin throw. It can help the athlete maintain a bigger, longer more powerful position under more load. It strengthens the abdominals so that they can hang on no matter how hard the javelin thrower drives their hips forward allowing a bigger stretch to be created without jeopardizing the lower back via the abs giving way under pressure. Engaging in a core program also helps the athlete move their hips faster.

Hip power and speed play a big part in big javelin throws. Having fast, powerful hips can create a ton of power and allow the body to uncoil much more rapidly. Core training plays a pivotal role in speeding up the hips of a javelin thrower. Almost any athletic motion must first be initiated by your core and the stronger you core is, the quicker this initial motion can be. So if you want fast hips, let alone a fast arm and fast feet, start your javelin core program right away.

As soon as you start your core training program for javelin, you'll notice that it will speed up your javelin run-up as well. A strong core helps you avoid losing energy each time you take a step. This allows all of your energy to be transferred into your run-up and eventually into your javelin throw. A well trained core will also help you take bigger, more powerful strides during your run-up and allow you to go faster on the runway with better control.

Make sure your core isn't your weakest link. If anything, make sure it's your strongest link because it's your foundation and your foundation should always be very, very strong-especially if you're a javelin thrower. If your core is weak, it doesn't matter how strong your arms or legs are because they depend on your core for support.

For example, say you can bench press 200 lbs while lying on a bench but you can only press 105 lbs when you're standing in a lunge position pressing forward and not braced against a solid object. In the case of the standing forward press, it doesn't matter if your upper body is strong enough to press 200 lbs because your core can only support 105 lbs. Thus, you just gave away 95 lbs of pressing power because your core is only strong enough to support the 105 lbs of load.