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The one area of training that I write about most often is specific strength. Therefore it might seem odd to some people that I advocate a multisport approach to developing youth athletes. In elementary and middle school I played tennis, basketball, and baseball extensively. Only in high school did I begin throwing, but I also played on the tennis and football teams. Now I am focused on throwing but still enjoy the occasional pick-up basketball game. How do these two theories fit together?
“The times . . . they are a changin’. And if you want to stay competitive or even improve as you age, you must change with them.”
- The Ball and Chain$30A complete guide to hammer throwing from Martin Bingisser.
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- Transfer of Training in Sports$65Bondarchuk’s groundbreaking work on exercise selection.
- Special Strength Training Manual for Coaches$65Verkhoshansky’s seminal work on specific strength.