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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Feb 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880117842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880117845
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""Plyometric training is a crucial part of any strength and conditioning program. Real, long-term gains are possible if you're willing to put in the effort. For serious gains in explosive power, follow the exercises in" High-Powered Plyometrics.""" Gary ZimmermanDenver Broncos (1993-97), Minnesota Vikings (1986-93)Seven-time NFL Pro Bowl selection ""The depth and breadth of this book make it a must for both sports and conditioning coaches, as well as for anyone involved in reconditioning or rehabilitation. Its scientific basis and background are nicely complemented by its practical application."" Robb RogersDirector of ConditioningSt. Louis Blues1996 NSCA National Coach of the Year

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When you want reliable training techniques, you want the best information from the most qualified sources. In addition to coauthoring "Plyometrics, Explosive Power Training" in 1985, James Radcliffe and Robert Farentinos have worked for years with countless elite athletes who have reaped huge benefits from high-powered plyometric training.Radcliffe is the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Oregon and has been involved in coaching since 1978. He has been researching plyometric training since 1980, completing a master's thesis on jump training. In addition to authoring two books and a training video on the subject, he has written numerous articles for the "National Strength and Conditioning Association" and "Training & Conditioning Magazine," as well as for football, basketball, and volleyball coaching journals. He has presented the topic of explosive power training at dozens of major conferences all over the country since 1982. Radcliffe lives in Eugene, Oregon.Farentinos is the president of Farentinos Sports Enterprises Corporation in Portland, Oregon. He is a life-long competitive athlete in several sports and a seven-time national champion in cross-country skiing, specializing in 50K marathons. With a master's degree and PhD in biology, he has written extensively not only for scientific journals but for popular magazines and newspapers as well. He was a trainer for the U.S. National Ski Team and has worked with professional and Olympic cyclists, in addition to runners, rock climbers, mountaineers, ultramarathoners, and weightlifters. Farentinos lives in Portland, Oregon.

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Jan 2001
Format: Paperback
From the outset, this book defines and explains, with reference to diagrams, photographs and scientific authority, the world of plyometrics.If you are interested in improving your explosive speed, simply follow the twelve week programme contained within and you will soon see the results. Almost every sport is catered for with specific programmes for each one. The author writes in a coherent, simple and concise manner which made understanding the subject matter easy. Overall this is a very good book with good photographic illustrations of each exercise and drill accompanied with an authoritative text on the benifits and risks of following such a programme. Outstanding!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Adam G. Clark on 12 Oct 2009
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This is a very useful book with some great information on the background of plyometrics and the physiological side of plyometrics.
The only couple of negatives i have against this book is that the pictures and descriptions left me still unsure how to competently complete the technique as plyometric movement are obviously quite complicated and correct form is vital.
The only other negative is that there could have been more information in the exercise descriptions on what the particular exercises were useful for and what sports they could help with, especially with the upper body exercises.
All together though this was a great book for learning some really useful exercises, it will be my first reference i turn to whenever implementing any plyometrics into my or my clients programs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jan Egil Kristiansen on 25 Sep 2011
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This book is for rather high-level competitive sports. If you just got up from the coach, forget it. The focus is training for competition results, not health.

As a non-native English reader, I am sometimes at loss with the standard(?) US coach terms. It feels like having to cope with unexplained Japanese karate terms.

There is no index.
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This book runs through the fundamentals behind plyometric training in a concise and clear manner.
The reader is given an overview of the principles behind plyometric training and how/why it is applied.
The reader is given a run through on assessing capabilities and creating a safe plyometric programme.
The book gives a large number of examples of different plyometric exercises with each example illustrated with photos.
It also provides examples of 12 week training programmes for various sports.
The reader is also introduced to the basic sports science behind building high-end performance (ie. how plyometrics relates to other elements of the power hierarchy).
A very good reference for plyometric training.
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By EC on 20 Sep 2013
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Great book for anyone who want to include this kind of training in their programme. Which if sports training, means everyone.
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Plyometrics is best form of exercise for power, this book provides you with surplus knowledge on this topic. It also shows you quite a lot of exercises.
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The book arrived quickly, especially considering it was over the Christmas period. Very happy with it. Would recommend it to others
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