9-30-10: Hammer and WFD

9-30-10, Thursday


-3 throws with 15lbs and 1 throw with 10lbs.  My homemade hammer broke on the first throw with 10lbs so I didn’t get to throw anymore.  Too bad because I felt like I was right on the cusp of making some technique breakthroughs.  After I got home I went to the hardware store and bought the materials to make another homemade hammer for my last practice session sometime next week.  Didn’t measure any of the throws but I know they were within 5′ of my best throw at the July Ledaig Highland Games.

14lb WFD

-4 throws with the women’s LWFD.  Figured it would help my footwork and speed to do a few throws with it.  It definitely helped and I hit a 3′ PR when I went to the 28lb LWFD after these 4 throws.  Didn’t measure any of these throws but somewhere around 60’+. 

28lb WFD

-4 throws and I only measured the longest.  Hit 36′ – a 3′ PR over my games record!  Still doing the singe spin but it’s really starting to feel smooth and unforced.  We’ll see if that translates into a longer throw with the 56lb HWFD on games day though.


About bencrush

42-year old multiple USAWA record holder who enjoys grip strength training, bending steel, and sharing my knowledge of training in both areas.
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