I have not thrown a 16 lb yet. And i might try the hammer or weight throw, because my discus is horrible. How can i learn to spin? Should I just practice the glide until I have adequate coaching to learn rotational shotput.
THe weight room I work out only has a bench/shoulder press machine, a tricep/bicep machine, a lat pulldown/row machine, a wimpy leg press/calf machine, a leg curl/extension machine, and dumbells up to 50. other than treadmills that is all. Should i force myself to improvise or go to the rec center?[/quote]
Most shot putters are also decent hammer throwers, it goes together with the build-medium hight, compact and very explosive-
You will have trouble with the discus, doesn’t matter if your really strong. My buddy was a weak 6’5 190 lb discus thrower and threw low 170’s with the college discus. He just abused his leverages to the fullest and threw far because of it.
I thought your throw was with the college shot, thats a decent throw with the high school shot since your still very new to it. You will improve tremendously with good coaching. Shot putt and hammer is all about explosive power, you need to be doing olympic lifts like the power clean.
Also you need to squat, if you are not already, so fine a gym that has good equipment if you can. I would start practicing throwing with a shot as soon as possible-they are cheap also if you don’t have one, under 20 bucks from elitfts.com- Focus primarily on standing throws with a reverse, since thats a very important part of the throw. Most of the throwers at ucla practice primarily from the standing power position.
Watch videos on youtube of throws if you don’t have a coach now, possibly video tape yourself-my coach did this with us and it helps a lot-