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Throwers In Monterey Area

Hey all,

My name’s Jacob Tsypkin. I am 17 years old and about to start junior college. I am going to be training for the hammer and possibly discus, and I have never thrown before. I will be practicing 2 hours a day during the cross country practices, however I would like to do more if at all possible.

Any throwers even remotely in this area (I am willing to travel) who would be interested in getting together and working some technique, please contact me via Private Message.

I have a lifting/sprinting program already (Mon-Wed-Fri lifting and short conditioning, 7-15 minutes rowing/biking/jump rope intervals, etc, Tues-Thurs hill/stair sprints and gymnastics, L-sits, supermans, hollow rocks, pullups, etc, Sat-Sun off), so I am really looking for as much help with my throwing technique as possible.

Thanks very much,
Jacob Tsypkin.

Bump.

[quote]Tsypkin wrote:
Hey all,

My name’s Jacob Tsypkin. I am 17 years old and about to start junior college. I am going to be training for the hammer and possibly discus, and I have never thrown before. I will be practicing 2 hours a day during the cross country practices, however I would like to do more if at all possible.

OMG!!! ME TOO! Im 18 and my new college coach is throwing me into hammer and shot! Ive never done either of them before! (Im in discus already)
Ive got a name for you! He’s in Texas though-But he’s ranked nationally in top 10 for discus and shot. My coach is making me go to him-he’s a real great guy! He’ll get you and say yeah we are going two hours today and youll end up going four and he doesnt charge you more for the extra-he just loves it so much-but, yeah, I dont know where you live so…that may be a problem lol!
Gawd, thats reallly wierd we are like in the same wierd situation.

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Read everything Dan John has to say on the subject. In case you don’t know he’s a regular contributer here at T-Nation and quite an accomplished thrower/coach.

Here’s his personal website that specifically deals with his training methodologies.

http://danjohn.org/

His info is gold. Join the rest of the groupies here at T-Nation. :slight_smile:

Actually, it was Dan John who suggested I post here. I spoke to him on the phone yesterday and got a lot of useful advice.

Oh FFS that makes 3 of us. I’m also 17, also about to start college, and also looking to take up throwing… Too bad we all live about as far away from eachother as possible, well for people in the continental US anyway.

[quote]Phatshady912 wrote:
Oh FFS that makes 3 of us. I’m also 17, also about to start college, and also looking to take up throwing… Too bad we all live about as far away from eachother as possible, well for people in the continental US anyway.[/quote]

Weird. Which throws?