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The Stretch-Shortening Cycle (SSC)

The Stretch Reflex Knowledge of how the stretch reflex is used is essential to being able to understand how plyometrics work. The stretch reflex causes the muscle to contract when it is…

Benefits and Applications of Plyometric Training

A plyometric program cannot be entered into, without the appropriate bases of strength, stability, flexibility and neural learning. This is due to the strain placed on these systems, by plyometric…

Designing a Plyometric Program

Before setting out to design a plyometric training program, an understanding of the different types of plyometric exercises, as well as the different levels of the exercises is needed. Also,…

Plyometric Program Variables

Intensity Plyometric intensity refers to the amount of stress placed on muscles, connective tissues, and joints. It is controlled primarily by the type of plyometric drill. Generally, as intensity increases, volume should decrease. Table Illustrating…

Plyometric Exercises

Push up with hand clap Push-ups with a hand clap in between is a particularly vigorous way to condition the arms and chest. The pre-stretch takes place as the hands…