Plyometric exercises are high intensity exercises that involve impact forces designed to develop the explosive reactive forces in muscles. While these type of exercises can significantly improve an athlete’s forward and lateral explosiveness as well as his/her vertical jump, the athlete must be properly trained so as not to cause injury.
In the video clip below Don Chu demonstrates some adductor muscle group warm-up exercises that he utilizes to prepare athletes for explosive plyometric training. These exercises are designed to strengthen the legs so that they can withstand the high impact forces involved in plyometric training.
For those of you unfamiliar with Don Chu here is his background. Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions faculty member; former Director, Athletic Training & Rehabilitation at Stanford University; Consultant for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field, Men & Women’s teams; Member of the USA Strength & Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame (2003) and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame Inductee (2001).
These exercises are taken from his plyometric training DVD. For more information about that DVD click the link Don Chu’s Power Plyo System.
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