Author Topic: Old Read on Shock Method and Plyo? Verkhoshansky in the 2012 Richmond Seminar  (Read 925 times)

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scoobychau

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A few pdf presentation file might be interesting for those who are looking in the shock /depth jump training

Shock Method and Plyometrics: updates and in-depth examination”


http://www.verkhoshansky.com/Home/tabid/83/Default.aspx


Since my boss is gone for the day, i will spend some time in reading this... lol
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cool, thanks for the link.
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"72% of the elastic energy restitution action comes from tendons, 28% - from contractile elements of muscles."

Author didn't seem to recommend the depth jump with the barbell.. but the reasoning didn't sound right, the reasoning was because the athlete did not jump as high.

I wonder how doing jump squats affect elastic energy restitution in muscles and tendons versus classic shock training with depth jumps.

From anecdotal experience, doing heavy jump squats improved my drop jumps, I felt like I could land from a greater height with more ease. But perhaps practicing drop jumps consistently could help with that too the same way. I didn't try that.
"Performance during stretch-shortening cycle exercise is influenced by the visco-elastic properties of the muscle-tendon units. During stretching of an activated muscle, mechanical energy is absorbed in the tendon structures (tendon and aponeurosis) and this energy can subsequently be re-utilized if shortening of the muscle immediately follows the stretching. According to Biscotti (2000), 72% of the elastic energy restitution action comes from tendons, 28% - from contractile elements of muscles.

http://www.verkhoshansky.com/Portals/0/Presentations/Shock%20Method%20Plyometrics.pdf