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Shot Put Rotational Technique

Christian Cantwell releases the shot. As his arm punches forward, he continues to spin to his left, to maintain momentum and keep his balance.

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As your left foot lands, continue spinning by shifting your weight over the left foot. As you do so, punch your throwing arm up at approximately a 45-degree angle, pushing off with your right leg as you release the shot forward. Remember that the shot will go forward but you’ll continue spinning, both to maintain your momentum and to avoid fouling.
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