Sunday, December 3, 2023

Hockey Matters: Plyometrics training for players and its benefits

Plyometrics training is training that utilises the stretch shortening cycle of the muscle. This typically involves ground contact times of less than 200 milliseconds. For example, this can be exercises such as hops, skips and bounce. 

Sprinting would also classify as plyometric training due to the short ground contact times experienced by athletes. Plyometrics is a really impactful means of training because it enables a series of adaptations that are specific to sprint and change of direction performance, both of which are vital to hockey performance on the field. 

Mechanical Energy Flow 

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