Here we're going to teach you the basic fork grip technique used by a lot of beginning Javelin throwers and decathletes. Notice the athlete has the index and middle finger on the back of the cord on the first knuckle. Not down deep into the palm of the hand but on the first knuckle.  Also, notice the athletes hand and the pinky finger rotated up.

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In this Finnish grip technique, the middle finger should be placed on the back of the cord along with the thumb. The index finger is going to rest gently, at a 45 degree angle with the javelin.

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In this technique we're going to show the American Grip. The first finger on the back of the cord, with the thumb on the opposite side, resting gently and parallel with the javelin. Don't over grip with the thumb, keep it relaxed and simple. The cord of the javelin should follow the V of the palm of your hand. In this grip we're also trying to rotate our pinky finger up.

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