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1

What is plyometric training?

Used to develop sport specific skills and explosive power, speed and strength

2

What is eccentric contraction?

The muscles lengthens

3

What is concentric contraction?

The muscles shorten

4

What components of fitness does plyometric training develop?

Power
Muscle endurance
Anaerobic power

5

Who would use plyometric training?

Sprinters
Hurdlers
Netball
Volleyball
Basketball

6

What are the advantages of plymometric training?

Can be adapted to suit many sports
Can improve muscular speed and power

7

What are the disadvantages of plyometric training?

Can cause injury so need to ensure correct technique is used
Not suitable for younger athletes
Must be performed on a suitable surface