Plyometric Training


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Key Chapters

Clark, M.A. and Lucett, S.C. (2010) NASM essentials of sports performance training. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.[chapter 8: plyometric training]

Goodwin, J.E. and Jeffreys, I. (2016) Plyometric Training. In Jeffreys, I., & Moody, J. (Eds.). Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance. London: Routledge.

Ratamess, N. A. (2012). ACSM's foundations of strength training and conditioning. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (Ch 14)

Further Reading

Bedoya, A. A., Miltenberger, M. R., & Lopez, R. M. (2015). Plyometric Training Effects on Athletic Performance in Youth Soccer Athletes: A Systematic Review. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 29(8), 2351-2360.

Chandler, T. J., & Brown, L. E. (Eds.). (2008). Conditioning for strength and human performance. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Chu, D. A., & Myer, G. (2013). Plyometrics. Human Kinetics.

Davies, G., Riemann, B. L., & Manske, R. (2015). Current concepts of plyometric exerciseInternational journal of sports physical therapy10(6), 760.

Ebben, W. P. (2007). Practical guidelines for plyometric intensity. NSCA’s Performance Training Journal6(5), 12-16.[full text]

Gamble, P. (2013). Strength and conditioning for team sports: sport-specific physical preparation for high performance. Routledge. [google books]

Hoffman, J., & Conditioning Association. (2012). NSCA's Guide to Program Design. Human Kinetics.

Joyce, D., & Lewindon, D. (Eds.). (2014). High-performance training for sports. Human Kinetics.

Luebbers, P.E., J.A. Potteiger, M.W. Hulver, J.P. Thyfault, M.J. Carper, and R.H. Lockwood. (2003) Effects of plyometric training and recovery on vertical jump performance and anaerobic power. J. Strength Cond. Res. 17(4):704–709. [full text]

Makaruk, H. & Sacewicz, T. (2010) Effects of plyometric training on maximal power output and jumping ability Human Movement, Vol. 11, No.1, 17–22 [full text]

Markovic, G. (2007) Does plyometric training improve vertical jump height? A meta-analytical review Br J Sports Med Vol. 41, 349-355 [full text]

Markovic, G., & Mikulic, P. (2010). Neuro-musculoskeletal and performance adaptations to lower-extremity plyometric trainingSports Medicine40(10), 859-895.

McNeely, E. (2005). Introduction to plyometrics: Converting strength to power. NSCA’s Performance Training Journal, 6(5), 19-22.[full text]

Ratamess, N. A. (2012). ACSM's foundations of strength training and conditioning. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Smith, J. (2008) Why is Ground Contact Time Important in Plyometrics [full text]

Vossen, J.F., Kramer, J.F., Burke, D.G. and Vossen, D.P. (2000) Comparison of dynamic push-up training and plyometric push-up training on upperbody power and strength. J. Strength Cond. Res. 14(3): 248–253. [full text]

Wilson, J.M. and Flanagan, E.P. (2008) The role of elastic energy in activities with high force and power requirements: A brief review. J Strength Cond Res Vol. 22, No. 5, 1705-1715 [abstract]