February 2019 Hangout: Plyometrics and Jumping
- Plyometrics for bigger athletes and adapting plyometrics for athlete size.
- Volume and the power of fewer contacts.
- Testing ideas from German throws.
- Making jumps more specific for different events (e.g. hammer throw, discus, hockey, beach volleyball, etc.).
- Integrating plyometrics into technical training.
- Examples from Jimmy Radcliffe: progressions and task-relevant cueing.
- Barefoot jumping and jumping surfaces.
- Plyometrics in a team setting and group athletes appropriately.
- Adding variation and chaos to jumps, and using bands with jumping.
- Factors to consider in landing.
- Transfer of training and plyometrics.
- Transfer of performance between different types of jumps (one leg, two leg, with step, etc.).
- Plyometric training as a conversation stater with athletes.
- Countermovement jumping as a monitoring tool and adjusting training based on results.
- Plyometrics for endurance athletes.
- The role of strength in preparing for plyometrics and adjusting plyometrics based on strength.
- Plyometrics for swimming.
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