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Judge Lawrence W. PhD CSCS
Strength and Conditioning Journal: October 2007
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Specificity is a vital concept in track and field training for the throwing events (6). Specific physiological/ performance characteristics can be developed by emphasizing specific training variables. Exercises must be specifically designed for the demands of the event. Effective program design must address energetics, mechanics, and coordination characteristics specific to throwing. The goal of final preparation in the competition phase is to develop speed strength and to maximize fitness, to fine-tune skills but minimize fatigue on the day of the competition.

Larry W. Judge is the USA Track & Field National Chairman for Coaches Education in the throws. He is currently the coordinator of the graduate coaching program at Ball State University.

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