Plyometrics, also known as jump training or plyos, are exercises in which muscles exert . Plyometrics (the shock method) was created by Yuri Verkhoshansky in the late .. McCadam, K., “Russian Training Legend: Dr. Yuri Verkhoshansky. Dr. Yuri Verkhoshansky has been deemed “The Father of Plyometrics”. His main “ finding” was probably that of the shock method. How did he. This updated manual revisits the work of Verkhoshansky and theory and a summation of Yuri Verkhoshansky’s achievements in the field.

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Depth jumps being used along with barbell exercises in equivalent volumes at the same time etc. This is a verkhshansky body of work. However, sport science is still not able to give an irrefragable answer as to why these ideas work in practice leading to good results.

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This book made me realize how much I had forgotten or overlooked and believed that modernization would produce more effective material. In world-class sprinters, the time is approximately 0. Verkhoshansky personally wrote a letter of recommendation for me.

In addition to creating the shock method, Verkhoshansky is credited with developing the stretch-shortening concept of muscle contractions and the development of specialized dynamic correspondence strength exercises. Later, the same sequential application of training means were used for another purpose: I cannot conceive of assuming this type of comprehensive thought process void verkohshansky the verkhpshansky of Dr.

Upon making contact with the floor, the athlete then goes into slight leg flex to absorb some of the force for safety. If I had appreciated it before, Boston would not have won so easily in Rome.

Plyometrics, or more specifically the shock method, is considered a form of specialized strength development. Most athletes execute simple and complex jumps and call them plyometrics rather than jump training as it was called in the past. What did his fellow coaches think of this at the time? Ballistic training Calisthenics Complex training Strength training. In the Italian Olympic Committee invited me verkhooshansky Italy to work with my father in their scientific rd.yuri.

Verkhoshansky asked me to assume duties as chief editor for certain publications of his that were translated into English.

Click on the picture to download the PDF file with the link to the videos. Now we have much more scientific information, however, they concern mostly results of fragmentary research focused on a partial issue.


Leave a Reply Cancel Reply. Some years later, when I worked with the Soviet National Tennis team as a member of the Scientific Assistance Group and ddr.yuri a physical preparation coach, I was the first who successfully introduced the barbell squat in the physical preparation of the soviet national tennis team.

If the athlete gradually improves verkhoshanzky jump height, the same platform height is continued until increases in jump height are no longer observed.

We are not EliteFitness. The most common type of plyometrics used in the United States is simple and relatively easy jump exercises executed with little regard to execution time. Most of the lengthening and shortening occurs in the respective muscle tendons which have greater elasticity.

From the more general point of view, the blocks A, B and C assure the gradual passage from the increasing of the motor potential of the athlete to the improvement of his ability to apply the motor potential in the specific competition exercise.

When muscle contraction is sufficiently great, it is able to stop the downward movement very quickly. Your Cart You have no items in your shopping cart. Retrieved 11 April I became fascinated by the comprehensiveness of his work. In the s Dr. Vertical Jump Secrets Uncovered! There are varying levels of intensity to plyometrics. The interviewer, Will Vatcher, was kind enough to grant me exclusive rights to this interview. This in turn would bring about a forced eccentric contraction which was then immediately switched to a concentric contraction as the athlete jumped upward.

That allows for the increase of the training effect of the Block B and C, and also to avoid the negative influence of the barbell exercises on the training effect of the exercises aimed at improving the speed and technical skill.

Retrieved from ” https: Plyometricsalso known as jump training or plyosare exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power speed-strength.

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This phase is sometimes called the phase of amortization in which the athlete absorbs some of the force and stops downward movement by the strong eccentric contraction of the muscles.


Energy for the reverse action is given back when the muscle and especially the tendon, undergo shortening to enable the action to occur.

Plyometrics was created by Dr. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. The coaches, who began to use this system in the training practice, gave it another name: Yuri Verkhoshanskyjames smith.

Doing so will lead to great fatigue, and, according to Verkhoshansky, sleep disturbances. Jumping onto boxes or over hurdles whilst holding weights is not recommended for safety reasons. The greater the load during the forced stretching and the quicker the load is applied, the greater is the energy accumulated.

Athletes might be less motivated to take part in SST if an unwelcome training mode is next on the immediate agenda, or, subconsciously or not, leave reps in the tank to make the gassers more bearable. In collaboration with Yessis who visited and worked with Verkhoshansky [9] in the former Soviet Union the early s, the term plyometrics and how it is used practiced was gradually disseminated in the US.

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While the body is dropping, the athlete consciously prepares the muscles for the impact by tensing verkhosyansky muscles. This novelty was really radical and way ahead of its time.

Another way of saying this is that the faster the switching from the eccentric to the concentric contraction, the greater will be the force produced and the greater the return movement. An in-depth analysis on the research of Depth Jumps and Drop Jumps showed that they are different exercises, they must be used for different purposes and they verkhoshanwky be applied according to different rules see my post: I experienced a personal, as well as professional, highlight after having contacted Dr.

Due to the wide use and appeal of the term plyometrics, the true meaning of plyometrics as developed by Verkhoshansky has for the most part been forgotten. Soon I will publish a second edition with some dr.uri for example on the Block Training System.