Bounding is not Running

Bounding is not Running

If you take an online peek at what some people identify as ‘Bounding’ within sport and exercise training you will see many many variations of movements. Most are not bounds. They may fall into a ‘stride’ category in that there is an alternating right-left landing pattern, although curiously some pictured examples are not even in the stride category.

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PLYOMETRIC TRAINING: DEVELOPMENTAL or INCREMENTAL?

PLYOMETRIC TRAINING: DEVELOPMENTAL or INCREMENTAL?

The world of strength and conditioning has within it the curious world of plyometrics. The word itself has the power to elicit comment, opinion, argument and dismissal. The research on the subject is fraught with misinterpretation and confusing results. Starting as an experimental approach to investigating how tendons work to help us move plyometric jumps and leaps quickly became part of training programmes for elite athletes requiring explosive ground reactions. After that the water became muddied.

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