Would doing plyometrics only improve your maximal strength?

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Re: Would doing plyometrics only improve your maximal streng

Post by stuward » Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:51 pm

Vertical jump is a common way to measure power. You could also do long jump, which is actualy easier to administer. Technique plays a big role but both tests involve the largest myscles in the body. I would think that Push Press would be a good measure of upper body power.
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Re: Would doing plyometrics only improve your maximal streng

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:46 pm

For upper body, there are techniques for measuring bar speed, including specialized electronic gadgets which are expensive. The easiest way that I can think of would be video. Video a given lift, use editing software to count how many frames it takes to move the bar through a full ROM (30 frames/sec, approximately). Or various throws. Throw a given object using a given technique. If it goes further than last time, you're applying more power.
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Re: Would doing plyometrics only improve your maximal streng

Post by Khronos8 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:17 pm

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Re: Would doing plyometrics only improve your maximal streng

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:13 pm

Jungledoc wrote: Throw a given object using a given technique. If it goes further than last time, you're applying more power.
As long as you are throwing it at the same angle. That would be tough

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Re: Would doing plyometrics only improve your maximal streng

Post by stuward » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:51 am

Remember a few years ago when Raold Bradstock posted hereÉ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roald_Bradstock" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
It seems heàs breaking age records everytime he throws now.

(my keyboards messed up)

Throwing stuff reminded me of him.
Here he is setting the commonwealth record in 1985.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EaPuMndTjA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Heès not big, but pound for pouind, heès probably the most powerful person ever to post here.
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