Plyometric Exercises With the Medicine Ball

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First successfully used in Eastern Europe, plyometrics is now generally accepted in the United States as a key to the training of successful championship athletes. More recently it has become a part of the general public's exercise regimen.

Power requires an integrated program to develop its two complementary components, strength and speed. While weight training develops strength, plyometrics develops the explosiveness called speed. This book describes plyometric exercises designed for the upper extremities, trunk, and lower extremities. It also includes plyometric exercises for wheelchair athletes.

Plyometrics conditions the body through dynamic, resistance exercises. By using a medicine ball to create the necessary resistance for these exercises, you can experience the entire range of motion which resembles that of your sport. These sport-specific exercises are not only more efficient in developing the power you desire, but more interesting, more challenging, and more motivating.

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Dr. Donald Chu received his doctorate in physical therapy and physical education from Stanford University, and is a certified NATA athletic trainer and a certified NSCA strength coach. He was a Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education at California State University, Hayward and as past owner and director of the Ather Sports Injury Clinic in Northern California he pioneered the field of specialized physical therapy for sport-related injuries.

Dr. Chu has served as both assistant and head coach for the track and field program at California State University, Hayward. In 1978 he was named Far Western Conference Coach-Of-The-Year. He has produced over 40 NCAA Division II All-Americans and 9 NCAA Division II National Champions. He has been represented by high jumpers in the Olympic Sports Festivals, the Olympic Trials and the 1988 Summer Olympics. He has also trained national caliber ice skaters, tennis players, and members of the NFL and NBA.

Dr. Chu has been credited with bringing the plyometric exercise system to popularity on a national level. He has traveled and lectured on the plyometric system of training in nearly every state and in several foreign countries.

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In the past five years plyometrics has gained wide currency in American track and field circles, and has started to seep into professional and Olympic training regimens. No one has written or spoken more about the system than [Donald] Chu ... who holds a doctorate from Stanford, is a professor of biomechanics and kinesiology at Hayward State, and trains national-class high jumpers and figure skaters. -- Outside Magazine

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