Elite Discus - Practical Throwing Sessionby Vésteinn Hafsteinsson
"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 - Practical Throwing Session. This lecture is in cooperation with Coach Hafsteinsson athletes Daniel Ståhl, Simon Pettersson and Jakob Gardenkrans. Athletes are used as role models to demonstrate the drills, excercises and technical models. Technical model of the discus throw is explained on example of Olympic Champion Gerd Kanter technique.
In this lecture:
1. The basics of a throw
2. LRLR Concept
3. The Four Step Approach
4. The Swing
5. The Turn
6. The Sprint 1
7. The Sprint 2-3
8. The Power Position
9. The Release
10. Extra Drills used in Discus
11. Discus School steps 1-5
12. Discus School steps 6-10
Under each section, athletes will show the drills and how they are used on every-day training.
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.