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Shot Put and Discus Drill Techniques

By Margaret Merlie, LiveStrong, 05/11/18, 12:00PM CDT


Medicine balls are good tools for helping beginners learn shot-put technique. They are larger and easier to throw, and you can use a lighter weight if necessary.

The shot put and discus throw put the muscle in track and field, but technique also plays a vital role in achieving success in the events. A variety of drills can help you learn and perfect your technique.

Warm-Up Drills for Shot Put

The underhand toss, chest pass, and wrist-flip drills help warm up and prepare your body for the motions of shot put.