High-Powered Plyometrics 2nd Edition
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Improve strength, power, speed, and more! No matter what sport you play or level you compete, High-Powered Plyometrics will take your performance to the next level.
High-Powered Plyometrics is a systematic guide to explosive power training for athletes, coaches, and strength and conditioning experts. Exploring the principles of high-intensity plyometric training, power assessments, and development of long- and short-term conditioning programs, this hands-on guide covers it all.
You’ll find detailed photo sequences, step-by-step instruction, and intensity guidelines to ensure correct technique for 79 exercises that increase power in the core and upper and lower body. Incorporate exercises into an existing program, or personalize one of the ready-to-use programs for 21 sports, including football, basketball, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. You’ll also learn to track progress and adjust your programming to maintain your results.
The most dynamic and complex exercises found in the book are housed in an all-new online video library. Via streaming video, you have exclusive access to demonstrations of dozens of exercises and drills to ensure you perform them with proper technique.
Go beyond basic conditioning and develop the explosive power that will give you an edge on the competition.
Part I Plyometric Training
Chapter 1 Power Prerequisite for High-Level Performance
Get results using plyometrics
Apply athletic principles to plyometric training
Evaluate based on the various types of strength
Use the stretch–shortening concept
Chapter 2 Athletic Power Activation Process
Activate power to create a successful training session
Warm up to properly prepare for work
Cool down to relax and recover
Chapter 3 Power Training Methods and Equipment
Maintain form and execution by following basic guidelines
Breathe to assist exercise execution
Train progressively to maximize skill
Use rest periods advantageously
Optimize training through the environment
Chapter 4 Power Assessments
Understand capabilities and limitations
Develop an effective program
Review power evaluation protocols
Part II Plyometric Drills
Chapter 5 Upper-Body Power Development
Chapter 6 Core Power Development
Chapter 7 Lower-Body Power Development
Part III Plyometric Programming
Chapter 8 Complex Training
Learn how complex training works
Integrate complex training into the yearly plan
Chapter 9 Sport-Specific Training
Baseball, Softball, and Cricket
Basketball and Netball
Tennis, Racquetball, Squash, and Handball
Track and Field
Chapter 10 Season-Long Power Maintenance
Develop a year-round training program
Individualize the training program
Review the functions of training and rehabilitation
“In front of you is a locked door that reads ‘Athleticism.’ How fortunate you are that Coach Radcliffe gives you the key to this door in the new edition of High-Powered Plyometrics.”
Ashton Eaton-- American Decathlete and Olympic Champion, World-Record Holder, Decathlon and Heptathlon
“Coach Radcliffe is the finest strength and conditioning coach in the world. His knowledge and passion for making athletes stronger and faster are unparalleled.”
Nick Symmonds-- Professional Track Athlete,Two-Time Olympian (800-meters, 2008 and 2012 Olympics)
“Jim Radcliffe is the secret weapon behind the success of all of the sports at the University of Oregon, and his High-Powered Plyometrics is a must-have for all coaches and athletes! Radcliffe translates explosive power to sports better than any coach out there.”
Rose Monday-- USA Track & Field 2012 Olympic Games Women’s Assistant Distance Coach, USATF Women's High-Performance National Development Chair
Five factors that determine if plyometrics training is a good option
Lower-Body Power Development
Upper-Body Power Development