Gym Base Training for Throwers

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Gym Base Training for Throwers

Postby samurai69 on Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:22 am

Hi Im new to forum and fairly new to highland games heavy events, though i have been involved in gyms and training for 35 years

I wondered what specific gym based exercises people do to help in the heavy events Particularly in the off season
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Re: Gym Base Training for Throwers

Postby BigJason on Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:50 pm

Look at Training Lab by Matt Vincent and Behemoth by Dan McKim.
Both are world champs and have written training guides.
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Re: Gym Base Training for Throwers

Postby FrankH on Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:10 pm

Here are a few: Squats, deads, overhead press, hang cleans, good mornings, Oly lifts, rows, plate twists. You can supplement those with bench, curls, leg press and other stuff, and throw in some crunches or other ab work.

Once you begin throwing and start to get an idea of where your weaknesses are (takes a couple of months), focus on the training that will help in those areas.

Just my $.02.
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Re: Gym Base Training for Throwers

Postby TheHammer on Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:34 am

Just to be clear Frank's $.02 is actually worth 8.52 USD
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Re: Gym Base Training for Throwers

Postby Art on Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:43 pm

Thanks @BigJason. Just downloaded those.
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