""""Dr. Chu has put together all the information on plyometrics necessary to benefit any athlete. He has successfully provided a way for athletes to come closer to reaching their potential.""" Todd MartinProfessional Tennis Player """Don Chu is the number one authority on the training methods for plyometric exercise. "Jumping Into Plyometrics" is an excellent book for coaches, athletes, and students who want to increase their knowledge of how to safely and effectively become faster and more explosive. There is not a book on the market that is more comprehensive or up-to-date with the current research than "Jumping Into Plyometrics," I highly recommend it!""" Steve MillardStrength and Conditioning SpecialistSan Jose Sharks """If coaches want to learn to utilize plyometric training properly, then there's no one better to learn from than Don Chu. This book is a must for your library.""" Al VermeilStrength and Conditioning CoachChicago Bulls """Don Chu has put together another outstanding book on plyometrics. Whether you are a new coach or a 30-year veteran, this book will help athletes at any level to become better. It provides outstanding illustrations and explanation of activities. I used his methods before and will continue to do so.""" Darryl RogersAthletic Director, Southern Connecticut State UniversityFormer Football Coach, Fresno State, San Jose State, Michigan State, and Arizona State "
First practiced by the dominant Eastern Bloc athletes of the 1970s, today plyometrics has become a mainstream form of training used by serious athletes around the world. The reason is that plyometrics offers athletes at all levels a proven, straightforward way to enhance their athletic abilities and to get an edge on the competition. This second edition of "Jumping Into Plyometrics" presents 100 illustrated plyometric exercises in seven categories - jumps-in-place, standing jumps, multiple jumps, box drills, depth jumps, bounding and medicine ball exercises. Excellent for both recreational and elite athletes, the exercises can be used to improve quickness, speed, and jumping ability while also helping to develop better coordination, body control, and balance. This edition includes the latest research on plyometric training, a new layout with a much-improved format for drills, and sidebars on star athletes who have benefited from plyometrics.
Plus, author Donald Chu - who has worked as a consultant for the United States Tennis Association and for teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and the National Basketball Association - gives you instructions and examples of how to choose from the wide selection of exercises to build the ideal plyometric training program for your chosen sport. "Jumping Into Plyometrics" is the most complete book ever written on this form of explosive power training.