A recent study in International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, investigated the variables related to weight throw performance among elite and collegiate athletes. Researchers examined data from national level collegiate weight throwers.


Statistical analysis revealed that the athletes' weight throw PR throwing distance in an indoor weight throw event in track and field was significantly correlated to squat 1RM for both male and female athletes. Another interesting find from the study was the correlation between female athletes height to their weight throw performance however, this correlation was not present in the male athletes sampled.