Throwing med balls always seems to go hand in hand with power training. Exercises like shot tosses (pictured in the video below), scoop tosses, crunch throws, jump throws, chest passes and partner variations (mb tennis) have been used in our programs for years.
These activities build power in several ways:
Coordination: concentric synchronization of the lower body
Often, when discussing training exercises that give us the most bang for the buck in vertical power training, the list doesn’t get too far beyond the Olympic lifts (clean/jerk and snatch). And there is no disputing the fact that these two or three lifts deliver results, but the problem with these lifts is centered around
Research suggest that higher levels of fitness set you up to handle the demands of sport. So how does one achieve a “higher level of fitness,” and when do we start this process, and how exactly does it effect performance on the field or court? As seen in the picture below, taken from Edwards and
Our Research Review Article for today comes from the January 2011 issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (Rubley, et. al., 2011). This study assessed an intervention of low-level plyometric training on vertical jump and kicking performance in two groups of thirteen-year-old female soccer players.
“High intensity plyometric training is often used by strength