Proud to be Swedish as my fellow countrymen managed to get both gold and silver medals in discus during the ongoing olympics!
This made me wonder what they actually do in terms of weight training? From a training seminar 2018 the gold medalist’s trainer stated the following:
Appearantly they mix really heavy excentrics as a foundation, with lighter/faster concentrics as they approach the competitive stage. Powerlifting, Olympic lifting excercises. Other than that jumps, throws and more specific training.
What caught my interest (and maybe yours) was the fact that the excentrics had such an impact on the ground strength during the important build up period. Appearantly they refer to this period as the “puking phase”. Consists of extremely heavy excentric training with up to 150% of ones personal max as negatives! Brought back up (positive) with the help of assisting training partners (doesn’t state how many).
Lots to add, but I thought Dr Darden and other excentric training proponents would find this equally interesting. Have you ever trained a discus thrower, Dr Darden?