Thread: Endurance Training
12/02/2010 5:29pm, #21
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- Nov 2010
- Cleburne, Texas
I have been reading all the posts. Thank you for the information.
12/02/2010 7:07pm, #22
I think the problem is one of semantics, you are using a very narrow definition of plyometrics.
I am referring to any of the types of exercises that work the eccentric>concentric stretch contraction.
Jumprope loosely fits this description as seen here:
on page two.
The caveats are listed quite well in that article as well.
The quote in the previous article contends that plyometrics in general are known to cause DOMS, as an eccentric "heavy" exercise and i agree.
Used wisely they can be quite safe and beneficial, heck kids play hopscotch.
12/02/2010 7:39pm, #23
I'm aware of the what the article is saying, I am telling you I disagree with it, because the ecentric nature of the exercise wouldn't matter due to the low volume and high rest times.
I am not using a narrow definition, but moreso the correct one. Plyometrics became mutated once they came to the west, and became some sort of bizzare conditioning hybrid where the entire emphasis on power development was abandoned and people just jumped on boxes for 2-3 minutes at a time. It retarded form and caused high levels of injuries.
I wouldn't advocate plyometrics in any capacity for a beginner. There is no benefit, and time invested in it would be better served working on something else. If we're simply talking about eccentric>concentric stretch contraction exercises, and not a plyometric protocol, then, again, I would advocate jump rope, as it's a SPECIFIC exercise, rather than just saying "do plyometrics".
And kids play hopscotch, yes. Kids DON'T worry about recruiting as many muscle fibers as possible, acheiving maximal speed, and maintaining perfect form. As I already said, I'm all for improving overall athleticism. In fact, I said that should be done BEFORE plyos. So yes, definitely play hopscotch, and any other pickup sport. Get active, become athletic, and THEN focus on improving your power."Emevas,
You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69
12/02/2010 8:02pm, #24
Well put, thanks for taking the time.
edit: Additionally, using those obviously more concise definitions i agree entirely.
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