Shotput & Discuss

will doing shot put and discuss mess my arm up
im also weight lifting for track

Ehhh, yeah it could. But I must say, I shotput a few times during the season last year and the soreness in my arm went away it felt really really good. I know Coach Kreber in his weighted ball plan has shotput lifts whever they are, they might be similar to an actuall shotput if thats not waht it is.

[quote=“kelvinp”]will doping shot put and discuss mess my arm up
im also weight lifting for track[/quote]

Shot put will not mess your arm up. The “throwing” motion used is not dangerous on the arm, as it is “pushed” and does not involve much connective tissue. Rather than segmentation of body parts in the arm, it moves in unison. This is less efficient, but much safer, since you would suffer injury very quickly to connective tissue if you used a traditional baseball throwing motion to throw an 8-12 lb. shot put!

As for weightlifting, I’m a fan of full-body compound lifts that build total body strength and stability. As long as you are not training one side of your body unevenly, it probably can’t hurt.