Plyometrics by Donald A. Chu and Gregory Myer
English | Human Kinetics | August 2013 | ISBN-10: 0736079602 | PDF | 248 pages | 10 MB
Strength and power—which provide the ability to move quickly with great force—are absolute necessities for todayâ™s athletes. Elite players, coaches, and trainers rely on plyometrics to improve quickness, speed, jumping ability, footwork, body control, balance, and overall performance. With this authoritative guide on plyometrics, you can, too.
In Plyometrics, Donald Chu and Gregory Myer present only the best science-based and tested drills, exercises, and programs to ensure optimal performance results for every athlete at any level in any sport. You'll also find the latest research, application, and recommendations for the prevention, screening, and rehabilitation of injuries as well as targeted training for young athletes and female athletes.
Plyometrics provides instruction on assessment, selection, and sequencing of exercises for building the ideal program based on individual needs and goals. You'll also find nine sport-specific training regimens, including basketball, soccer, football, rugby, volleyball, and mixed martial arts.
With comprehensive coverage and expert insights, Chu and Myer take the guesswork out of training and provide the best tool for achieving dynamic strength and explosive power. It is the ultimate resource for maximizing athletic performance.
About the Authors
Dr. Donald Chu, PhDPT, ATC, CSCS, FNSCA, is a professor emeritus of kinesiology and physical education at California State University at Hayward, where he taught for more than 20 years. He is director and founder of Athercare Fitness & Rehabilitation in the San Francisco Bay area, which specializes in sport performance training, fitness programs, physical therapy, and clinical psychology.
Dr. Chu has developed an extensive reputation in the field of sport rehabilitation and fitness and conditioning. He pioneered research-supported plyometric training in the Western hemisphere and is revered throughout the strength and conditioning community for enhancing modern sportsâ™ most defining athletic factor: power. Chu has been credited with bringing plyometric training to the attention of coaches, athletes, and fellow professionals in sport conditioning through his application of theoretical knowledge into practical demonstrations.
The author of six books, Chu has also written articles in refereed journals and contributed chapters to many books on sports medicine.
Gregory D. Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS,*D, is currently the director of research and the Human Performance Laboratory for the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and is also serving as the senior research advisor to the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention. He also maintains his primary faculty appointment in the departments of pediatrics and orthopaedic surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and secondary appointments in the athletic training division at Ohio State University. Dr. Myer works with athletes from preadolescence to professional level and speaks to coaches around the world seeking to update their own training programs.
Dr. Myer is the author of Strength and Jump Training for Volleyball and several book chapters related to his research on the biomechanics of sport performance and training for injury prevention. He has also authored over 150 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Part I - KNOWLEDGE
1 Muscular Actions, Sport Performance, and Plyometric Training 3
2 Anatomy and Physiology of Plyometrics 13
3 How Plyometrics Works 27
Part II - CONSIDERATIONS
4 Plyometric Training and Young Athletes 39
5 Plyometric and Neuromuscular Training for Female Athletes 67
6 Plyometric Training for Injury Rehabilitation 73
Part III - APPLICATIONS
7 Strength and Power Assessment for Plyometric Training 83
8 Introduction of a Plyometric Training Program 93
9 Essential Plyometric Exercises 109
10 Plyometric Training in a Comprehensive Conditioning Program 189
11 Sport-Specific Plyometric Training Programs 195
About the Authors 241
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