The Jumping Into Plyometrics Video shows your athletes how to perform 21 core exercises found in the book Jumping Into Plyometrics. Using slow motion, freeze frames, and graphics, the video demonstrates, in detail, how each exercise is executed.
Like the book, the Jumping Into Plyometrics Video features seven categories of exercises that will improve your athletes` speed, quickness, and jumping ability while giving them greater coordination, body control, and balance. The categories include:
The video demonstrates exercises of low, moderate, and high intensity for each category and explains techniques for adjusting the intensity levels to make the exercises appropriate for any caliber of athlete.
Sport-specific applications and objectives are provided for each exercise so you can use plyometrics for training regimens in a wide variety of sports. Accompanying the video is a guide that describes practical tests for assessing athletes` skill levels and a reproducible chart for monitoring progress.
Dr. Donald Chu is a leading authority on power training and conditioning. He has been a conditioning consultant for the Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Lions, and Chicago White Sox as well as for the United States Tennis Association and the 1996 U.S. Olympic synchronized swimming team, which took home the gold medal. He is the owner and director of NovaCare Clinic in Castro Valley, California, where he acts as a consultant to individual athletes.
Dr. Chu is president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is a licensed physical therapist, a certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), and a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA. He has received many honors, including the 1998 Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award, presented by the board of trustees of the United States Sports Academy; the 1995 NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award; and the 1993 NSCA President's Award for Service. In 1978, his only year as a head coach, Dr. Chu was named the Far Western Conference Track and Field Coach of the Year.
Dr. Chu, who earned a PhD in physical therapy and kinesiology from Stanford University, is the program director for the physical therapist assistant program at Ohlone College in Fremont, California. He is also a professor emeritus of kinesiology and physical education at California State University, Hayward. He lives in Alameda, California.