[quote author="Carson Boddicker" date="1211227564"]Mike,
In an athlete who demonstrates proficiency in the static jump, yet is deficient in elastic abilities would you emphasize reactive work in designing their strength programs?
It would be a red alarm for me to look at other variables because it could point to a gross deficiency. I would point out though that I’ve seen people fail this test miserably and still display good elastic qualities in other tasks. I think the test is a good indicator of starting strength and as with many tests is fairly task specific. I suspect people who follow Barry Ross’s program of lifting would display gross deficiencies in this test but might otherwise be fine.
If they are proficient with elasticity would you emphasize max strength work and/or iso-ballistic work (speed bench w/pause, jump squats w/pause), while maintaining elastic components?
As above. I’d do further testing to be sure. If the findings were supported by other measures then yes, I’d take these deficiencies in to account.
Furthermore, do you find top end speed as a good indicator of elasticity or are there too many other confounding variables?
I think it’s one of if not the best task specific indicators. Elastic requirements are going to vary by sport (and position / event). For sprinters, top end sprint speed is where it’s at.[/quote]
What kind of work would you recomend be put into their programs? is this done in GPP or SPP, and how would you involve it in the program?
Pretty Much i feel i am stronger than i am elastic how should i improve that