Charlie, in the forum review, you have a diagram of the plyo progession. In phase 1 you show the athlete jumping onto the pit, box, etc. from a fairly deep squat position. Is this the starting point and if so is it initiated from a static/isometric hold and then jump? Thanks.
where in the archives is the progression chart?
The charts are in the “2002 Forum Review E-book”.
There are several charts there to make planning easier. Highly recomended.
Starting from the deep squat position would remove a lot of the stretch shortening effect. May be OK, depending on what you are after from the exercise?
I’m unsure as to how exactly they should be executed since those diagrams differ from the latter ones. If it is deep and from a static hold I suppose it could be to approximate the angles and static nature of a set position but I don’t know. I don’t know if it is that specific or not but would be very interested to find out.
I’m unsure as to how exactly they should be executed since those diagrams differ from the latter ones. If it is deep and from a static hold I suppose it could be to approximate the angles and static nature of a set position but I don’t know. I don’t know if it is that specific or not but would be very interested to find out. Please delete the re-post.
Moving it up.
The initial plyos, in the early stages of phase one have a lot of jumps up, which are easy to tolerate and are related to the initial stages of acceleration (the leg is more bent). Gerrard always favoured bent leg jumps from a completely still position [no wind-up] in an attempt to simulate the “forward only” motion out of the blocks. I never liked this approach, as I prefer to keep this drill from producing technical anxiety. Later the plyos progress to flat and then down jumps as a final progression, as they are a bigger help to the development of top speed. (In other words, the speed developing elements in plyos are enhanced throughout the annual plan, to peak for the key meets).
thats a good principle to go on…
so for beginers working plyo’s into their cycle’s your progression should be for plyo’s working height, then lateral distances, and then depth work.
heads up to people who’ve never done plyo’s and start right away with extreme depth jumps.
Charlie when you say jumps up do you mean jumps up to a box?
Then jumps up and landing on flat ground (take off and land on the same level)
Then jumps down from up on a box to the ground?
Just need a little clarification.
Yes. Pretty much.
Great thanks again