Flashcards in Strength, Muscular Endurance and Power Training Deck (10)
What is plyometric training?
Used to develop sport specific skills and explosive power, speed and strength.
What is eccentric contraction?
The muscles lengthen.
What is concentric contraction?
The muscles shorten
What sporting activities use plyometric training?
What are the advantages of plyometric training?
Can be adapted to suit many sports
Can improve speed and power.
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
What is circuit training?
Allows an athlete to improve on any certain component of fitness
What sporting activities use circuit training?
What are the advantages of circuit training?
Adapted to suit any sport
Adapted for any level of fitness
Can be carried out with little equipment, relatively cheaply
Helps keep athletes motivated with different activity stations