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Title translated into German:Plyometrie
Author:Mager, Jack
Published in:Track and field coaches review
Published:98 (1998), 4 , S. 12-14
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
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Identification number:PU199912404111

Author's abstract

Early studies on plyometrics focused on depth jumping and were generated by researchers primarily from the Soviet Union and Eastern European countries. Soviet National Coach Yuri Verhoshanki's article "Perspectives in the Improvement of Speed-Strength Preparation of Jumpers", is generally credited with generating the interest in depth jumping and plyometrics among these early researchers. Exercises that qualify as plyometric in nature have been around for hundreds of years. The children's games of hopscotch and jump rope are forms of plyometric exercise! The Eastern and Northern European athletes of the 1920s and 1930s utilized jump-training as a part of their indoor gymnasium workouts during the cold winter season. As the interest and facination with plyometrics grew, many coaches and researchers authored books and articles about how to integrate plyometrics into the training schedules of jumping event athletes. Unfortunately, much of the early information published on plyometrics was basically anecdotal or methodologically weak. It was not until recently that plyometric training knowledge was obtained using applied research techniques instead of just trial and error. In this article the author presents up-to-date information on the intensity volume, frequency and the recovery used in plyometric training. Verf.-Referat