Elite Discus - Planning of Training

by Global Throwing
Elite Discus - Planning of Training


"Vésteinn Hafsteinsson: Elite Discus" is a comprehensive lecture series recorded at the European Discus Conference 2018 in Växjö, Sweden.

There is total of 6 hours video material and it is divided into 4 topics all separately available here on CoachTube.

Elite Discus - Practical Throwing Session
Elite Discus - Practical Lifting Session
Elite Discus - Technical Theory
Elite Discus - Planning of Training

Under this lecture we have Elite Discus - Planning of Training where Coach Hafsteinsson will cover the following topics:
1. Training Principles
2. Periodization Models
3. How to build a 4 Year Plan
4. How to build a Year Plan
5. Training Cycles
6. Year Plan, Volume and Intensity Curve
7. Physical Peaking
8. Example of Gerd Kanter Hypertrophy program
9. Total Sum Calculations
10. Types of Strength, Exercises
11. Capacity and Working Load
12. Training Frequency and Recovery
13. Excercise Order
14. Volume and Intensity
15. Repetition Max
16. Tempo and Rest
17. Calculation System
18. Training Methods and Periodization for Olympic Lifts
19. Training Methods and Periodization for Power Lifts
20. Elite Special Strength
21. Periodization methods for Discus, Running, Jumps and Medicine Ball
22. Preparation for Major Championships - peaking, training, competition
23. Competition Day - organization, preparation, Game Plan

All topics is this lecture are explained with practical examples from Olympic Champion Gerd Kanter and current Swedish discus throwers Daniel Ståhl and Simon Pettersson training programs. We have also included exact training program and systematic planning materials for Simon Petterson in season 2019:
1. Practical Year Plan for 2018-2019
2. Monthly Planning of Training Programs
3. Base, Muscle Building Programs
4. Strength or Maximum Capacity Programs
5. Power and Speed Programs
6. Active Rest Week Programs
7. Exact Weekly Training Sessions for Base Program


Other online courses available from Global Throwing:
1. OLYMPIC LIFTING FOR THROWERS by Vésteinn Hafsteinsson
2. A Collection of Discus Throw and Shot Put Analysis (23 pcs) by Vésteinn Hafsteinsson

3. ELITE ROTATIONAL SHOT PUT courses by Dale Stevenson (coach of World Champion Tom Walsh)
 - Technical Training of Tom Walsh
 - Strength Training of Tom Walsh (practical session)
 - Planning of Training for Tom Walsh

4. ELITE GLIDE SHOT PUT courses by Wilko Schaa (coach of World Champion David Storl)
 - Practical Throwing Session with David Storl
 - Practical Strength Training session with David Storl
 - Glide Technique on example of David Storl
 - Planning of Training for David Storl

5. ELITE WOMEN ROTATIONAL SHOT PUT by Vésteinn Hafsteinsson
 - Rotational Shot Put Session with Fanny Roos (practical)
 - Rotational Shot Put Technical Theory

 - Doha 2019 Men Shot Put panel. Analysis and insights with Dale Stevenson and Shaun Pickering
 - Shot Put Statistics & Biomechanics (London `17 and Birmingham `18) by Shaun Pickering


The Coach


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Vésteinn Hafsteinsson was a full time discus thrower from 1986-1996. He took part in five World Championships, two European Championships and four Olympic Games. Currently he is working full-time as an international throwing coach. Among athletes that he has coached are Olympic Champion Gerd Kanter, World and European meddalists Daniel Ståhl and Joachim B. Olsen.

Ratings and Reviews (3)

Roland Varga

I learned lot from this! Thank you very much!

Dec 27, 18 01:55 PM

Darcy Miller

Many things learnt from this, never had structure in training both throwing and lifting, this has helped unbelievably.

Apr 8, 22 09:02 PM


It help me alot thqu…

Aug 28, 22 03:30 AM

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Course Info

Rating: (3)
Caterory: Track and Field/Discus
Bookings: 102
Videos: 8