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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Stewart Kwong, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Stewart Kwong Yellow Belt Professional Fighter

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    are sprints considered to be plyometrics?
     
  2. Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    I say yes.
     
  3. krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    Can someone give me an exact definition of an plyometric drill? Both sprints and olympic lyfts and a heck of a lot else can make you more explosive, is al that plyometric training? I have had a more limited definition of that word...
     
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    Plyometrics are typically explosive movements without an eccentric phase.
     
  5. wenispinkle Skankin' It Easy...

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    i think the word for the o-lifts is ballistic...i dont know what sprints are but they definitely make you more explosive
     
  6. Mav3rick White Belt Professional Fighter

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    I wouldn't say that a Plyometric drill doesn't have an eccentric phase. I think the goal is to minimize the eccentric phase. If I'm doing a set of tuck jumps the shorter the eccentric the more explosive the movement.
     
  7. Not really. It would be considered plyometrics if someone was holding a rope tied around your waist and you were running full speed going about 2 miles an hour though. lol
     
  8. wenispinkle Skankin' It Easy...

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    how would that make it plyometric....all thats doing is adding resistance
     
  9. joe broadway Unbeatable

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    it technically would not be considered plyometric i dont think but sprinting does help you become more explosive
     
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    Really? I thought Plyometrics had to have an eccentric phase.
     
  11. Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    all movement has to have an eccentric phase , otherwise there is no more concentric phase.
     

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