When it comes to coaching the correct position for the low point of the hammerhead in modern hammer throw training, contemporary wisdom among many in the world wide coaching community on the subject, is fraught with misinformation and misconceptions. Accordingly, hammer throw expert Mike Morley will verify beyond any reasonable doubt in the following manuscript that there is only one best practice approach to the proper position/location for the low point and that is at the 360o/0o position at the top of the throwing circle i.e. (between the throwers legs).
In his usual “spot on and practical” research based approach, Coach Morley also takes into account his unique and lifelong experiences in working with top coaches and bio-mechanists in the field to demonstrate why the 360o/0o position is the proper position for the low point. Moreover, he validates all of his assertions with the support of basic Physics. By way of practical examples and illustrations, he will also make clear the negative impact on a throwers kinetics of rotational motion and their total moment of inertia when their low point is not at 360o/0o. For sure this is complex terminology, all of which is rooted in the basic Physics of the Parallel Axis Theorem. However Morley will break it down into simple terms for coaches and throwers alike to understand so that they learn once and for all, that an optimal throw will not be achieved if the low point is located anywhere but the 360/0 degree position.