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Practical applications of an optimized plyometric training – an overview
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Plyometric training has always been a topic of interest in terms of sport perfor-mance enhancement and development. The most relevant and up-to-date data has been reviewed to try to answer the question “what kind of plyometric training to use” to improve ones’ performance. The present study demonstrates the use of re-active strength index (RSI) and force-velocity profiling. In the text there is also a presentations of common jumping tests that help practitioners to establish a profile of an athlete. Main findings of this study are: general strength should be developed alongside reactive strength qualities, plyometric training optimized and guided by RSI is highly effective in improving reactive strength ability, demands of a sport determine the manner in which plyometric exercises should be performed, RSI can be used as a representation of neuromuscular fatigue, force-velocity (F-v) approach may help improve the training practice for performance in explosive push-off ac-tions like jumping, through a more efficient monitoring and understanding of the individual determinants of athletic performance, showing the sensitivity of the F-v profile to specific training programs can result in either maximal force or velocity capabilities improvements (determination of F-v imbalances or FVimb) – which is termed “optimized training” and it has been found that an optimized and individu-alized training program specifically addressing the FVimb is more efficient for im-proving jumping performance than traditional resistance training.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
plyometrics, stretch-shortening cycle, explosive performance, ballistic training, reactive strength index
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-67275OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-67275DiVA, id: diva2:1133983
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Sport Science
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Idrott i utveckling, magisterprogram, 60 hp
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Available from: 2017-08-18 Created: 2017-08-17 Last updated: 2017-08-18Bibliographically approved

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