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Old 05-24-2018, 06:02 PM
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Rhbh thrower here with very suspect form

It's starting to catch up with me. I'm feeling the pressure and strain on the outside of my right knee.

Ideally I need to post a video, but I need to do something soon to work on this.

It's like my right leg is frozen in place and the rest of me is trying to spin around. Not good.

I'm sure this is a common issue. Any tips on how to work this out?
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:20 PM
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One leg drill. Video if your current form for sure and you doing one leg drill perhaps.

You are likely shifting in front and trying your best to brace and not blow past the plant. Does it feel like you impact against/into the outer part of your right hip and leg? Like your leg is stopping you/you are slamming against it laterally toward the target?

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Old 05-24-2018, 06:23 PM
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That feels like a pretty good description of what's happening but it's hard to tell sometimes with how fast it all moves
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:45 PM
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Yeah you are likely getting low and going directly into/through the plant leg with your arm on one side and rear leg on the other. It feels countered but it's more like slamming into a wall since it's all linear toward the target sideways, rather than set up with the "from behind" counterweight that allows for a rotation around your spine and plant leg. One leg drill is probably the best way to help out, and don't try to plant your whole foot in the ground using your toes to prevent yourself from spinning through. The one leg drill is meant to expose weak balance/counterweight. You should be able to lift your toes slightly and let yourself pivot through and stay in balance, this will show how you can rotate on your plant leg and not strain your knee at all. Again, if you try to prevent yourself from falling by digging your toes in then your toes will create leverage against your knee.

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You should probably give up disc golf and start knitting hats for babies.
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You should probably give up disc golf and start knitting hats for babies.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:12 PM
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^I lol'd.

I was wondering, do you have to knit the hats with your feet between injuries?
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Hard to knit with your feet with balky grandpa knees.
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It's all about dynamic balance and athletic postural stack on the front leg, weight shifts forward braced from behind you, then swing, like a skier turning back and forth - weight/balance shifts to downhill ski, then turns/extends and shifts lower body from underneath upper body back and forth. Front knee injury is often from trying to brace out of position - letting your upper body go over top/outside the front leg/foot. Need to brace more on the inside edge of your foot/leg/ski. If you roll over to the outside edge of foot/ski bad things happen. Do lots of perpetual swinging back and forth and walking...













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Thanks everyone except broken. He's been reported for his weird grandpa fetish.

I still don't fully grasp everything being discussed (I dumb) but I'll keep watching those vids and try to get my own atrocious form posted.
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