of Plyometric Training
Article By Ken Grace: Chabot College
training can act as the bridge between strength, power, speed
and skill. Plyometric training utilizes the stretch reflex mechanism
in the muscle to improve the reaction time of the nervous system
in that muscle. The goal of plyometric training is to develop
the power and speed that is specific to a sport.
Article By Doug Todd: Director, Cross Country / Track and Field
Mt. San Antonio College
Plyometric training is vital and should be a fundamental part
of training for each and every event in track and field. Plyometrics
focus on the speed of the muscular contraction rather than simply
the force of the contraction. This combination of contractions,
speed and force, develop the one attribute all successful track
and field athletes poses: power.