Reactive Strength: Slow SSC, Pt. 1

3 hours

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Detailed Course Outline:

Learn the science so you can design effective plyometric training suitable for your athletes! "Plyometric (shock) training’’ involves quick, powerful jumping movements that stimulates the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) into action. This form of exercise is designed to improve the athlete’s reactive strength.

Reactive strength describes the athlete’s ability to absorb force in one direction, and then apply more force in the opposite direction. Without good reactive strength the ability to jump, run, sprint, and change direction is vastly reduced.

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe the key components of the stretch-shortening cycle.
  2. Explain how to measure the effectiveness of an athlete’s slow stretch shortening cycle by using variations of a vertical jump.
  3. Discuss what component of the athlete’s speed strength is being assessed by their vertical jump.

This course is part one in a series of three companion courses on the subject of reactive strength (part 3 coming soon). It is recommended to complete each course in sequence for the most effective understanding. 

There are no refunds for the Reactive Strength: Slow SSC, Pt. 1 course. Once you register & submit payment, you will not be refunded regardless of course completion. Upon payment, you will receive an email from the course instructor (within 12 hours) providing further instructions on how to access course materials.

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