This continuing education quiz is an in-depth look at plyometric training. Plyometric exercises—jumping, bounding, hopping, arm pushing, and catching and throwing weighted objects such as machine balls—are movements that involve rapid eccentric and concentric muscle actions. Learn how this type of training enhances explosive muscular performance. Included in this quiz is an introduction on the origin of plyometric training, the microanatomy of plyometrics, the muscle physiology of sports skills, the muscle physiology of plyometrics, research findings on plyometrics, and a plymetrics program design that includes theory and application. So much explosive information in one quiz! Discover the seven reasons to consider using plyometrics in your clients’ workout programs. Jump to it!
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After reading these articles, readers should be able to:
Explain relevant details from the brief history of plyometrics.
Label and explain muscle fiber anatomy at the sarcomere level.
Explain the muscle neurophysiology involved with plyometric training.
Summarize key research findings on plyometric training.
Design a plyometric training program.
September 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 4: Plyometric Training