The myth of strength before plyo’s needs to be squashed as well. Sprinting is plyometric in nature, yet a kid will sprint when he is a 6. Plyo’s are more of a problem when used with improper form and abused. High school girls triple jump all the time without ever having touched a weight in their life. Girls long jump in middle school without having lifted. More issues come from poor posture, improper protocol, . . . rather than plyo’s.
Haha yea. Carl Lewis couldn’t squat 2.5x bodyweight so he wasn’t strong enough to do plyos…or jump 29’+ 🙂