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What is another term for plyometrics?
What is plyometrics?
rapid loading of a muscle, stressing the spring-like function of a muscle
high intensity, high velocity exercises that work on developing power and coordination
What occurs during plyo to help allow a more powerful contraction?
rapid lengthening just before a rapid shortening
What 4 m. functions are involved with the biomechanics of plyo?
- motors (concentric)
- stabilizers (isometric)
- shock absorbers (eccentric)
- springs (eccentric)
What is the regulation of a stretch?
What is a regulation of a stretch prior to shortening?
eccentric -> concentric
What type of exercises are plyometrics?
isotonic combining speed, strength, and functional activities...eccentric to concentric
What must a patient have before allowing them to perform plyometric exercises?
strength and ROM back, adequate endurance, flexibility
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