Originally Posted by jmacphee9
i have been working to increase my drive distance lately, so i have been watching plenty of youtube video's to increase distance but i havent found one to help me with this problem.
ive gone to the field twice in the last week, and my drive has been hitting 300 with no x step or anything. stand still, 0-step, with drivers. i think i have decent arm speed, but my max toss with a step is only 350 on a good day, i threw one on the field 370 and i believe it is the farthest ive ever thrown a disc.
to sum it up, i can throw 290-300 with no step at all, and can max at 350 with a full X step.
is this all the step adds? how can i increase my distance by getting more of my legs, shoulders, and core into it? videos would be great. thanks for any help!
Reach back all the way, so your shoulders are almost facing 180 degrees from the line you want to throw. To reach back this far, your hips will have to rotate back as well to stay balanced, maybe trailing your shoulders by 45 degrees. Then as your plant foot comes down (if you are doing a run up), your hips/legs should start the rotation forward. Then your chest/shoulders, then the elbow/forearm straight across your chest, followed by the disc. The power comes from the deep reach back that causes your whole body to wind-up and store energy. Gettting this down to a smooth, natural flow is vital because it will allow you to focus all the stored energy into the moment of release.