💥Med Ball Shot Put Progression💥
🗣 Just like the Chest Pass and Side Toss, most all of the athletes I work with will also get used to the Shot Put for various reasons ⬇️
✅ For a throwing athlete or volleyball player, it helps to condition the scapular and humeral stabilizers to the eccentric demands of throwing a ⚾️ or hitting a 🏐. Injuries typically happen in deceleration ➡️ teaching the shoulder to decelerate properly seems like a good idea
✅ Helps to improve rotational power .
✅ Helps an athlete link power from the lower body through the upper body, teaching them to utilize their hips to develop power from the ground, something almost all athletes could benefit from.
Our progression looks something like this 👇
- 1/2 Kneeling
- Cross Behind or Shuffle (not sure it matters which comes first)
🗣 We typically perform 2-3 sets of 3-5 reps per side depending on the time of the year, sport, and training effect we are after.