Winning Ways (FYI):
Thursday, November 11, 2004
By Gregory "Graig" White
Jumpmetrics is a publication that has good intentions, but it falls a little short of the mark when it comes to informing athletes who may have read other publications. What I mean that there are several other books that have come before this one and it doesn't really offer anything new on the subject. Don't get me wrong, if this is one of the first books and athlete or coach picks up then they are in for a real treat, the exercises are really well photographed, the reader should have no question as to how an exercise should be performed. The descriptions are well written and easy to follow, these guys are two of the best at what they do, the problem is that there are so many people who have done it before them that this one could get lost in the shuffle.
I also think that these guys knew it as well, millions of people are familiar with the term "Plyometrics", the authors felt the need to create a new term for this type of performance enhancement technique leads one to believe that they were looking to create a variation on a theme.
The book has 10 chapters and is a real easy read, easy to understand and depending on where you are in your development as an athlete this could be the book that helps get you over the top.
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