The Discus Throw: Step-by-step Discus Throw Technique
By Mike Rosenbaum, About.com Guide
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Note how Dani Samuels' left side is firm as she prepares to throw the discus.
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Your left side is planted and firm, with your left arm pointing forward. Your weight is shifting from your right side to your left. Your throwing arm is behind you, outstretched, with the discus at about hip level.