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I see a large number of throwers building their practice schedule very simply; they go out on Saturday and throw all nine events. For about five hours they exhaust themselves in an attempt to get through all the events in one afternoon and a goal to “throw a full games.” Simply put, this is a rough reciple for really honing your technique for each event.I structure my throws sessions like below, as I’ve found this to work for me.  That’s key — find what works for you. This is an “ideal” week, but with a full-time job and five kids...

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This games is truly one of the great hidden competitions on the pro circuit.  I say that simply because it is a recent addition to our lineup and it has proven to be an amazing time.  Mountains, warm temperatures, sun, breeze, engaged crowds, and an amazing committee that brings it all together.  Shawn Baker has been instrumental in getting pros started at this games and he created payout system that is the only one like it all season.  Instead of payouts per event or an overall placing payment structure, he incentivizes the athletes with marks to hit.  There’s still an...

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Without any doubt, there are a number of things us big guys are good at.  Even if you’re not a, “Guy of Girth,” you have to give us props for being proficient at the following:   1. Lifting heavy weight. 2. Moving everyone we know in or out of their current house. 3. Eating. And lots of it. 4. Sweating. And lots of it. There’s no hiding it, boys – the furnace runs hot.  The list of side effects is extensive: sweat stains, the ability to make any form of paper into a fan, cracking a window in the dead...

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As I prep for my next competition in Albuquerque, NM, I’m hitting a very crucial time.  I’m in the week of my competition, which is something you have to, I believe, plan out and strategize well ahead of this time.  How do I get some training in while not over-doing it?  What things do I need to do to be ready for competition?  What do I eat?  How much should I throw?  How should my early season training differ from my late season?  Here’s how I like to break it down.      Scheduled Off Weeks One of the greatest...

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