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Principles of Plyometric Training
Article By Ken Grace: Chabot College
Plyometric training can act as the bridge between strength, power, speed and skill. Plyometric training utilizes the stretch reflex mechanism in the muscle to improve the reaction time of the nervous system in that muscle. The goal of plyometric training is to develop the power and speed that is specific to a sport.

Plyometric Training
Article By Doug Todd: Director, Cross Country / Track and Field
Mt. San Antonio College

Plyometric training is vital and should be a fundamental part of training for each and every event in track and field. Plyometrics focus on the speed of the muscular contraction rather than simply the force of the contraction. This combination of contractions, speed and force, develop the one attribute all successful track and field athletes poses: power.

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