• Power Development Using Boxes
    Plyometric exercises can be a great addition to a training program when a tactical athlete’s job requires them to negotiate up, over, and down from various obstacles. These types of exercises involve the stretch-shortening cycle and help athletes develop eccentric muscle strength and explosive power.
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    Plyometric exercises can be a great addition to a training program when a tactical athlete’s job requires them to negotiate up, over, and down from various obstacles. These types of exercises involve the stretch-shortening cycle and help athletes develop eccentric muscle strength and explosive power.

    Recommended Reading: This article is recommended because it provides technical details on how to incorporate box jumps and depth jumps into an exercise program. It covers details like recommended box height progression and the appropriate physical capabilities prior to incorporating these exercises.

    TSAC Report, Issue 4 (2008)
    Power Development Using Boxes
    Greg Infantolino
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