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Achieve athletic success with new Enhanced Edition of Plyometrics

See video demonstrations of exercises in enhanced edition of Plyometrics, now available through the Apple iBookstore and the Amazon Kindle store


Strength and power—which provide the ability to move quickly with great force—are absolute necessities for today’s athletes. Elite players, coaches, and trainers rely on plyometrics to improve quickness, speed, jumping ability, footwork, body control, balance, and overall performance. With this authoritative guide on plyometrics, you can, too.


In Plyometrics-Enhanced Edition, Drs. Donald Chu and Gregory Myer present only the best science-based and tested exercises and programs to ensure optimal power with minimal risk of injury. They even provide protocols for preventing and rehabilitating injuries. And they address key concerns for youth and women with guidelines and prescriptions for safe, successful plyometric training. Together, Chu and Myer provide the surest and safest strength and power exercises and programs ever presented in one resource.


Featuring 30 video clips — 28 demonstrating exercises and two with Dr. Chu discussing plyometrics — this comprehensive guide includes sport-specific power training regimens for baseball, basketball, football, mixed martial arts, rugby, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, and volleyball, while showing how to integrate those plans into a total athlete development program.


In short, Plyometrics-Enhanced Edition takes the guesswork and the concerns out of power training and provides the best tool for optimizing athletes’ explosiveness.


This enhanced e-book with video is now available for purchase through the Apple iBookstore and Amazon’s Kindle store and is compatible with iOS devices—iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch—using the iBooks or Kindle app. It is also available via Barnes & Noble for use on the NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet.

"This is the definitive guide for designing plyometric programs for individuals with different needs, goals, and abilities. From injury prevention to rehabilitation, this book is exceptional."

Avery Faigenbaum

Leading Author and Researcher

Professor, Department of Health and Exercise Science, College of New Jersey


"Don Chu and excellence in plyometric training are synonymous."

Al Vermeil

NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Strength Coaches Hall of Fame

Seven-Time World Champion Strength and Conditioning Coach






Part I Knowledge

Chapter 1        Muscular Actions, Sport Performance, and Plyometric Training

Chapter 2        Anatomy and Physiology of Plyometrics

Chapter 3        How Plyometrics Works


Part II Considerations

Chapter 4        Plyometric Training and Young Athletes

Chapter 5        Plyometric and Neuromuscular Training for Female


Chapter 6        Plyometric Training for Injury Rehabilitation            


Part III Applications

Chapter 7        Strength and Power Assessment for Plyometric Training

Chapter 8        Introduction of a Plyometric Training Program

Chapter 9        Essential Plyometric Exercises

Chapter 10      Plyometric Training in a Comprehensive Conditioning Program

Chapter 11      Sport-Specific Plyometric Training Programs

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Using the latest research, top trainer Donald Chu presents the best methods, strength and power exercises, workouts, and programs for optimizing athletes’ performance.

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