Reactive Strength: Fast SSC, Pt. 2

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.

This course advances your understanding about an athlete’s reactive strength and the fast stretch-shortening cycle (SSC). When you have completed the course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the contribution of the athlete’s reactive strength to their overall strength development.
  2. Describe theoretical models explaining how the stretch-shortening cycle functions.
  3. Explain the difference between the depth (countermovement) drop jump (CDJ), and the Bosco bounce drop jump (BDJ), and how to identify the optimal drop jump height.
  4. Conduct tests for measuring the athlete’s fast SSC and its fatigue status.
  5. Explain how growth & maturation affects the athlete’s SSCs and its ability to store and reuse energy.

This course is part two 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. However, you must register for each course individually.

There are no refunds for the Reactive Strength: Fast SSC, Pt. 2 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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