I re-read my original post yesterday many times and sware it said ON BOARD..now i read it and it says Board…freakin annoying! Things i’ve wrote have been changed before on this site and it isn’t cool…
Not saying this time it was changed but come on! How come i only JUST saw that ?
I chat to Jemery often and there is no way i would ever say i was bored of him…
Yeah at first I was unsure of whether you meant bored or board. Nevertheless at some stage in any forum that is open as this one the occasion may arise where people may be uninterested / in disagreement / or bored with my ideas or those of others for which I won’t be offended.
However I was discouraged enough (by use of the word board/bored) to choose not to question the switch from 2 legged plyos to single legged plyos. I’m still adamant that single leg plyos in their current form provide too great a difference in force levels compared to sprinting and force production times that are too long. I can see the relevance though in single leg plyos in their current form to the take-off steps in jumping (without knowing the exact force magnitude and force production times of jumping).
As this thread seems to draw to a close whilst similar threads arise with more clever catch titles about Frans Bosch I would like to conclude with this statement: I consider the book by Frans Bosch to be an important stepping stone in my quest for innovative ideas into training exercise to improve sprint performance even though I do not adopt any of his exercises. I can see why there is an argument against the claims that those exercises have made a direct and major impact on sprint improvement.
Also my proposition of the single leg box squat into a limbo position may produce quite similar results if executed with two legs. Then again the exercise may not be appropriate to highly skilled sprinters even though it is a cross between a squat and a hang clean.
Finally it would be good to take a leaf out of Frans Bosch and put forward some ideas (no matter how outrageous) on exercises/ideas that might improve or contribute to the improvement in other areas of athletics like jumping.