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Jumping into Plyometrics 100+ Exercises
Jumping into Plyometrics, getting started in plyometrics. First practiced by dominant Eastern Bloc athletes in the 1970s, plyometrics has now grown into a common form of training used by serious athletes around the world. The reason for this is that plyometrics offers athletes of all levels a simple and proven way to improve their athletic ability and gain an edge over competition. This second edition of Jumping Into Plyometrics presents 100 plyometric exercises illustrated in seven categories: – Jumps on the spot – Standing jumps – Several jumps – Boxed drills – Deep jumps – Delimitation – Medicine ball exercises Great for recreational and elite athletes, the exercises can be used to improve quickness, speed, and jumping ability while helping to develop better coordination, body control, and balance. This edition includes the latest research in plyometric training, a new layout with a much improved format for exercises, and boxes on star athletes who have benefited from plyometrics. Additionally, author Donald Chu – who has worked as a consultant for the United States Tennis Association and for teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and the National Basketball Association – gives you instructions and examples on how to choose from the wide choice of exercises to build the ideal plyometric training program for the sport you have chosen. Jumping Into Plyometrics is the most comprehensive book ever written on this form of explosive power training.