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Leg action: Contact to Block

November 10, 2010 – 2:11 pm |

Contact of the rear foot to contact of the front left blocking foot should happen as fast as possible.
After rear foot contact, the rear leg should not slow down or hinder the momentum of the …

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Javelin Science

Articles regarding the scientific principles of the javelin throw, including biomechanics, aerodynamics and other research.

Javelin School

Welcome to Javelin School – Progress from Elementary level to Advanced levels. Covering the basics, rules and technique with hints, tips and information to assist you with your progress, regardless of your current level of experience.

Javelin Gym

Information and guide to training for the javelin throw, including exercises, drills, conditioning, periodisation and injury prevention.

Dr. Javelin

For all your javelin problems… consult Dr. Javelin. All information in the Dr. Javelin section are evidence based methods, unless specifically stated otherwise.

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Video Clips

March 14, 2013 – 7:04 pm |
Video Clips


Here to come a collection of interesting and useful javelin videos for reference:

This is one a start!

Jan Zelezny

History of Javelin Throwing

November 10, 2010 – 7:06 pm |

From a hypothetical point of view, the sport of javelin throwing has its roots deep in the day of hunting for food with spears and also ancient warfare.
For a more contemporary view of the history …

Planning and periodisation: Overview

November 10, 2010 – 2:08 pm | One Comment

Planning your season, whether competition, off-season or the year ahead, helps to optimise the contribution of effort spent in training towards  your end result:

Rehabilitation: Shoulder

November 10, 2010 – 2:00 pm |

The shoulder is arguably one of the most complex joints in the body. Rehabilitation is focused on mobility, stability and balanced function of the joint in order to achieve maximal performance.
Here is the “Thrower’s Ten …

Rehabilitation: Elbow

November 10, 2010 – 1:59 pm |

Due to the high torque generated in the elbow during the javelin throw and overhead throws in general, rehabilitation of elbow injuries can be a frustrating and arduous process.
Below is a program borrowed from the …

Biomechanics: Release velocity

November 10, 2010 – 1:17 pm | 3 Comments

In the end, it’s the velocity of the javelin at release that counts.
There have been many biomechanical analyses of the javelin throw. The conclusion from these studies almost all conclusively identify the speed or velocity …

Biomechanics: Angle of Attack

November 10, 2010 – 1:15 pm | One Comment

The angle of attack represents the difference between the path of the javelin and the path of the throwing hand. A positive angle of attack implies a greater lifting force to the javelin than a …

Biomechanics: Angle of release

November 10, 2010 – 1:14 pm |

A javelin may travel fast, however the angle at which it flies can count for many metres.
Joined at the hip, release velocity and release angle. There is a strong relationship between the angle of release …

MEN Javelin Throw All-time Best Performances

March 28, 2009 – 3:04 pm |

Physics: Wind and Javelin, what’s the verdict?

March 28, 2009 – 2:52 pm |

Head wind, tail wind, cross from the right, cross from the left; what’s the verdict?
There is often much dispute about which direction of wind will provide the most benefit to the javelin. At most tracks, …