Track and Field
 

Abstract

During the course of a hammer throw, the thrower will turn with the hammer three or four times alternating between double and single support. In this fashion, the left foot is always in contact with the ground. The right foot spends a good part of the total turn time off the ground, the actual time depending primarily on the skill of the thrower and also the order of a particular turn. The forces exerted by the feet on the ground will allow the thrower to, in turn, successfully impart the optimum amount of force on the hammer itself. An observation of the action of the right foot in hammer throwers will show that some prefer to execute a "stomping" action, as that foot comes in contact with the ground to complete a turn, while others choose to bring it in contact with the ground in a 'softer" , or neutral fashion during that phase. The action of the feet, and particularly the right foot, from a dynamic point of view, will be discussed below.

Document Type

Article

Source Publication

Techniques for Track and Field & Cross Country

Version

Publisher's Version

Publication Date

8-1-2018

Volume

12

Issue

1

First Page

8

Last Page

14

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