[quote author="Jeremy Richmond" date="1254626572"][quote author="Nick Newman" date="1254605989"]I am sorry for that un timely typo which i apparently did Jeremy…
But yeah i agree with you…Single leg plyos i believe are very important for jump take offs and i also believe the standing (or 2,4 strides run in) 30cm box drop single leg bound to another box is a huge training tool and also predictor of take off power…
This is very common in Europe, not so much in the States…
Very interesting that you mention the drop single leg bound to another box. I’m also of the opinion that most drop jump exercises have progressions that are too large. I’m forwarding a copy of a thesis for your private use only. In the thesis smaller progressions are used to much greater benefit for sprinting. Both starting heights and rebound heights should be individualised. I’d imagine such small increments of progression would have more profound benefit to jumping.
Oops…thesis was too big and wouldn’t attach.
Thesis is by Michael J Bonetto from California State University
“A comparison of plyometric programs on sprint speed and vertical jump height”[/quote]
Which Cal state school? I’m in that system now so could probably get it at school?
Do you want to summerize the findings and give your thoughts?[/quote]
Calfornia State University, Fullerton
I’ve forwarded the thesis to mortac who may provide us with his interpretation before I give mine. I may have a biased view which might cloud my interpretation so its good to know what others think.