Bodybuilders and Track Coaches have virtually the same knowledge base in regard to increasing Strength and Power for the Shot.
Track, Football, Baseball, Basket, etc Coach are knowledgeable in their area.
Unfortunately, they are required to perform double duty as the Strength Coach, as well.
These coaches have an limited knowledge of Strength Training.
That is the reason that Universities and Colleges have designed Strength Coaches. With in the Strength Coach, there are Specialty Strength Coaches, just as there are Sprint, Distance, Shot, etc Coaches in Track.
Shit About The Shot Put
I am not a Shot Put Coach. I never said I was.
Teaching the Shot is the job of a Track Coach; one that hopefully has some experience.
My area or knowledge and practical experience is in increasing Limit Strength (1 Repetition Max), Power and Speed with Resistance Training Programs. My credentials are listed on this site and online.
Track Coaches Resources
Their best source is a Certified Strength Coach.
Part my job involves dealing with High Track, Football, Basketball, Baseball, etc Coaches.
Overall, they are clueless individual with over inflated egos. They end up writing program that aren’t going to optimize their athletes true Limit Strength, Power and Speed development.
The good new is that novice lifter with little experience have a fairly positive respond; they will have some increase in Limit Strength, Power and Speed.
Most coaches have “Played The Game”. If you coach threw the Shot and you throw the Shot, that works out.
However, what end up happening the Track Coach also has to coach events that he “Never Played”, such as Pole Vaulting, Distance Running, Hurdles, etc.,
Thus, it isn’t likely that you going to end up with a coach that specialized in your area.
It is even less likely that the Track Coach will have the same knowledge and skill of a dedicated Strength Coach.
This brings us to the question of
Verne exactly what is your educational and practical experience in the area of Strength Training?