Track and Field
 

Abstract

In the course of a javelin throw the main goal is to develop the greatest possible javelin velocity before release. Although how this is accomplished hardly matters, for most throwers, sound biomechanical execution will produce the best performance. A discussion about javelin velocity will necessarily involve a discussion about rhythm which is of paramount in developing maximum velocity under control, both during the run up and the transition phases. The run up and the transition should be one smooth, rhythmical activity ordinarily consisting of thirteen or fifteen steps. The transition phase includes the javelin withdrawal which usually occurs during the second step of that phase.

Document Type

Article

Source Publication

Techniques for Track and Field & Cross Country

Version

Publisher's Version

Publication Date

11-1-2015

Volume

9

Issue

2

First Page

43

Last Page

46

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