Originally Posted by ptld2001
What good timing on this post! I was thinking of a proper way to ask a question about how to use more of the body, rather than just the arm. I read an article a few days ago about helping women get started, and it said that a lot of women have the problem that they're not getting their hips and body involved, and that it can double the length of a beginner's throw. I asked my husband, and he said I definitely had that problem (not that I was surprised). I asked him how to do that just yesterday, and he gives me that sour look, shrugs, and says that he doesn't know, you just do it. So, can anyone explain what you need to do to get your hips and body involved in the follow through? I've tried watching videos, and lots of people, and I just don't get it.
I guess I'm finding that almost a hundred feet just isn't enough, and I want to throw longer now. Maybe a hundred fifty or two hundred? It sure would be nice. BTW, I tried the 150s again, and although I don't throw hugely less far with a 150, I certainly am not throwing longer with them. I've found that out of my bag and my husband's, the best disc is a 170 beat up DX gazelle. It's not a pretty disc, but it seems to do better than the others, even the 168 vision. I've been told the vision might do better once it gets more beat in.
Thanks in advance!
start working some kind of fitnessy type thing into your day to work your core muscles... crunches, leg lifts, etc. (i've recently added this to my curriculum at work... and i tell you what, babies doing crunches and push ups is freaking hilarious)... anyway, strengthening those muscles will make them work better.
my dad coaches me and during our practice he tells me whether my hips and left arm are coming around in a good follow thru on my drive, which helps me identify the body-feel (this means randy is going to have to do better for you than a sour look and shrugging his shoulders
). also, looking at some pictures of me driving helped me identify that i did not have the follow thru. i have recently added to my warm up on the tee a small, brief practice of the follow thru motion that i am looking for. for me it's been about learning what the follow thru feels like and identifying when i'm doing it and then practicing practicing practicing.
when you end your throw, karen, you want your butt to the front of the tee. that's how you know you've brought your hips around.