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on 15 June 2014
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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on 3 February 2013
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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on 6 September 2014
Although outdated, still an influencial read with lots of good points
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on 12 March 2016
arrived on time and was what i expected
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on 20 September 2013
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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on 31 July 2014
Excellent book, lots of useful coaching information for delivering plyometric exercises and programs
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on 14 January 2013
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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on 2 January 2001
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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on 12 October 2009
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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on 28 September 2016
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