An increased interest in athletics, caused by the Bolt Factor (Usain Bolt!), has led to an increased interest in plyometric training. Plyometrics are dynamic and explosive exercises, which produce functional strength and power, rather than just brute strength.
Plyometrics was considered a new and exciting type of exercise during the 1980s. However, plyometrics is now an essential part of every serious athlete’s conditioning program. Explosive power training is needed to compete at a highest level in sports such as NFL, soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and track and field.
This is where High-Powered Plyometrics by James C. Radcliffe and Robert C. Farentinos comes in. This book is possibly the most comprehensive guide to explosive power training for athletes, and is a great resource for athletics coaches, personal trainers and conditioning experts.
The book covers all aspects of plyometric training, from the principles of high-intensity plyometrics to the development of long- and short-term training programs for 21 different sports. This is sports specific training at its best.
The book has over 360 photos to help illustrate 77 different exercises to increase lower, middle, and upper-body power. Exercise descriptions and intensity guidelines provide step-by-step instructions to ensure correct technique and proper workload.
High-Powered Plyometrics Book/DVD Package from Amazon.com by Human Kinetics