Javelin throwing

Track And Field, Javelin, Woman, Female

Round Rock Wildlife Removal is an unbelievably technical affair. Contrary to our hammer, discus and shot placing counterparts, we don’t rely so much on muscle and strength as excellent rhythm and coordination! It’s the combination of many many little things which makes the Javelin go farther! Despite that ANYBODY can throw the javelin should they have the perfect information.
The Role of Throwing Javelin:
The entire purpose of throwing Javelin would be to see who can throw it the farthest from the throw line, without crossing the throw line and ensuring that the stage lands prior to the tail. The point doesn’t need to stick in the ground – the front end simply needs to hit the floor before the rear end.
Clearly to be a javelin thrower you will need a javelin. In addition, you should look into getting yourself a set of heel spikes.
JAVELIN: If you’re just starting out, you should check with your regional athletics teams. Being able to use a club Javelin not only saves you forking out for your own but will also allow you to get started faster and get a feel for the event.
When Selecting a Javelin to use there are two major factors: The right weight for your age group/gender. The typical weight for women is 600grammes and for Guys is 800grammes. Javelins are also generally available in 400, 500 and 700gram weights too. Some stockists have special children’s dimensions and foam training aids that (look somewhat like 3 foot rockets however ) may be used INDOORS! International standards. The principal concern here is centre of gravity. Some older versions of Javelin aren’t approved for competition. Always check the contest rules.
Javelin SPIKES: All these are vital to be able to prevent slipping and also to create the thrust you need when placing your foot. Without spikes in the mind you risk slipping which could be extremely dangerous with sufficient momentum behind you and especially if there’s been any rain. This is a really economical solution in case you already have a set of spikes. Hold the Javelin at the palm of the hand between your index and middle finger. Your finger tips of both of these fingers should be contrary to the cap of the cord grip. Hold the Javelin at the palm of you hand with you index finger against the surface of the cord grip. Hold the Javelin at the palm of your hand with your middle finger against the surface of the cord grip and your index finger directly along the Javelin itself.
For CHILDREN I’d advise the first one as it provides greater stability for holding the javelin and helps keep the throw directly on discharge.
For ADULTS, however, I’d advise the remaining two. When you launch a javelin through a throw, there’s a spinning motion which will help propel the javelin through the atmosphere. This is best achieved with less obstruction in the palms.
The entire point is that it’s a javelin throw, not a bowl, not a throw, not a heave. A throw!
As such your momentum comes not out of your arm or your hands but from your TOES! That is right from your toes by your foot, your ankle, your knee, your HIP, your chest, your shoulder and then your arm, hand and ultimately your palms!
It’s an entire body workout!
The best way to understand the throw positioning is to begin from the bottom up:
FEET: Stand sideways to the throw line with your left foot nearest the line (for right-hand throwers, left-hand throwers do reverse ) and feet shoulder width apart. Face your BODY into the side while your HEAD is turned to face the casting direction.
ARMS: Set your left arm out to your side at shoulder level virtually pointing at the direction of the throw. Hold the javelin on your right hand and lift your hand to your side until it’s just above head height. The purpose of the javelin should be in your eye level. Your entire body is in a straight line!
From this starting position, lean back in your right foot and have a step forward with your left foot turning it so that your feet are facing the throw direction. Keep your weight on your foot. Then lift your right heel and start to turn in your right toes – your ankle will turn then your knee will follow, then through your hip. You’ll get to a stage where your hips are facing the throw direction but all the while you need to attempt and keep your upper body posture, i.e. your right arm remains straight out behind you and torso facing sideways. Primarily, you allow your shoulder to return and then your elbow will come through. Inevitably it will bend but attempt to minimise this by letting it come through around head height and make sure that it faces forward.
Eventually your hands comes into play and at launch enable the javelin to rotate from your hand. What I mean is that as you throw your hands uncurls and the final part of your body to touch the javelin is the top of your index finger!
In this motion, your left arm stays out in front. Its goal is to act as a block. Remember you will need to stop ahead of the throw line and your left side stays firm to stop you falling forward too.