Scottish Heavy Athletics


Description
Market
Records
Grip
Technique
Training
Make a kilt
My story
Equipment
Vertical standards
Comparison to T&F
Origins
Archives
AD advice
Opinion
Ranking
Links


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Scottish Heavy Athletics
Since April 1996, the first web page dedicated to the Scottish highland games

CONTENTS

Description of the events with images

Market: merchandise and equipment for the Scottish heavy athlete

Records: professional world, north american, U.S., canadian; masters, amateur, and women's records

Grip issues as relevant to highland games

Basic weight throw technique described as best as I can in words

Primitive equipment training: about strength exercises and lifts using natural or simple objects found outside of the gym

How to make a kilt: a no-frills, lightweight athletic kilt for competition for about $20.

My Scottish athletics story: how I got into highland games competition

Practice equipment: how to make, find, purchase, and otherwise acquire equipment unique to the training of the highland games

Vertical standards: how to make practice vertical standards for the sheaf toss or the weight toss

Scottish heavy athletics and track & field throwing technique: a comparison of basic throwing fundamentals applications

Scottish heavy athletics and the origin of track & field throwing events: discusses the history of heavy athletics and its role in the development of modern track & field throwing events during the late 19th century

Archives: old (1995-98) amateur results and rankings from U.S. games East of Mississippi

Athletic directors: advice on managing field sizes and setup for a competition or demonstration

Opinion: my recommendations about improving the sport and rules modification

About Overall Scoring and Ranking

Links: organizations and web pages about Scottish heavy athletics