Plyometric Implementation: Setup and Execution of Jump Landing Positions to Decrease Likelihood of Injuries

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  • Plyometric Implementation: Setup and Execution of Jump Landing Positions to Decrease Likelihood of Injuries
    Learn optimal setup, execution, and landing mechanics to maximize power output and to best prepare the joint structures to tolerate greater stresses later in training. In this session from the NSCA 2016 TSAC Annual Training, Loren Landow identifies progressions based on competency and ability—from low amplitude, bilateral jumps to single-leg deceleration drills.
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    About the Author:

    Loren Landow, CSCS,*D

    Loren Landow is highly sought after for his ability to analyze and correct biomechanics. His goal is to maximize human performance, while decreasing the likelihood of injury. Landow has trained thousands of athletes of all ages and abilities, including over 500 professional athletes in the National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and Olympic athletes. Landow has worked with over 30 NFL All-Pros and over 20 first-round draft selections in the NFL. He recently published “My Offseason with the Denver Broncos: Building a Championship Team (While Nobody’s Watching).”

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      Very good presentation, but I do question the arm/hand positions in landing, both bilaterally, and unilaterally. In bilateral landing, I'd rather the arms return to the takeoff position with hands behind center of mass, and with unilateral landing,more» the arms should be reciprocal as in a natural stride movement. You can see the awkwardness in arm movement in the air on these jumps, because they both want to return their hands in front of the body on landing. In my view, not the natural position. In some cases the "helper/demonstrator" had excessive lumbar flexion in the air due in part to this goal. Thoughts?«less

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      Great lecture! Great use of camera!
      Thank you

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