PLYOMETRICS AN INTRODUCTION non-traditional type of resistance training Benefits range from injury prevention, power development and sprint performance amongst others Used to enhance tissues abilities and train nerve cells to stimulate a specific pattern of muscle contraction
BENEFITS OF PLYOMETRICS Develop Explosiveness Increase Leg Strength and Muscular Endurance Burn Calories Injury Reduction and Rehabilitation
RESEARCH AND LITERATURE Evaluation of plyometric exercise training, weight training, and their combination on vertical jumping performance and leg strength The effects of six weeks of squat, plyometric, and squat plyometric training on increasing power production A comparison between a dynamic push up training and plyometric push up training and its impact on upper-body strength and power
PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS Plyometric training can be implemented into almost any type of training program, especially when it comes to an athlete who needs to be stronger, faster and have more power.
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Risk of injury due to forces placed on body Proprioception Further Safety Considerations: AGE TECHNIQUE
FURTHER RESEARCH Study to determine whether more intense or more prolonged plyometric training enhances economy in athletes movements Correlation of performance determine whether specific regimens of plyometric training improve the lifting or running economy in highly trained Olympic lifters or long distance runners
CONCLUSION Plyometrics have a range of benefits The inclusion of plyometrics in any training program can yield great results for the performer as well as reduce the risk of getting injury’s
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