Shot putis an athletic field event where a heavy metal ball is thrown to find out which person can throw this heavy ball farthest and the person who throws the ball farthest is declared as winner. • The shot should be made of iron or brass and weigh about 7.26 kg’s for men and its diameter should range between 110 to 130 millimeters. • The woman's shot weighs about 4 kg’s and its diameter is about 95 to 110 millimeters. The shot put area is about 2.135 meters with a wooden stop board of 10 centimeters.
There is a throwing circle and the shot put should not touch the outer area of the throwing circle. The participant cannot leave the circle while the throw is in progress. This metal ball is commonly referred to as the “shot" and also referred "cheap shot put" due to its price. The rules and regulations are set by the IAAF. • There is a specific technique involved with the process of throwing. One must undergo proper training and several hours of hard practice to become a professional. Shot is generally quite heavy and it can cause serious injuries if it is not proper.
There are different types of shot puts available they are brass, cast iron, competition iron, and indoor rubber and stainless steel shot puts. You could also get shot put toe boards and carriers.
Shot put toe boards are very important athletic accessories. It is what that decides your shot put attempt is legal or foul. • It is not like you should use these boards only for official events since it has the capacity to enhance your performance making use of it during the practice sessions will also go a long way and help the players to play well. • Shot put measurements indicate how far the player throws the shot rather than how far the shot rolls or moves following contact with the ground.
The stop-board keeps the player from stepping over the circle and into the put area. • There are two shot put techniques and it can be thrown in two ways, glide and spin. The "glide" technique is more commonly- used and, with its linear movement through the throwing circle, is easier for beginners to learn. • The “spin” technique is similar in principle to the basic discus throwing technique, but there are key differences.
There are two shot put techniques and it can be thrown in two ways, glide and spin. The "glide" technique is more commonly- used and, with its linear movement through the throwing circle, is easier for beginners to learn. • The “spin” technique is similar in principle to the basic discus throwing technique, but there are key differences. • The shot put throwing circle is smaller, requiring a tighter turn. But the major difference involves the implement itself.
While the discus is held at the end of an extended throwing arm, the shot remains close to the thrower’s neck near the center of the rotation making balance more difficult. Use the proper techniques and become a master of shot put event.
Tips to perk up your throw: • It is an undeniable fact that good arms are necessary for throwing shot puts, but many of us don’t know that a support from core (core here means, the muscles around the stomach and back )and legs are also essential. • Make a list of exercises to be performed and work with arms, core and legs. • This will help you to perk up your throw.