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Old 11-29-2008, 04:53 AM   #1
Taylor H Rogers
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Plyometrics

Hi, I have some questions about incoporating plyometric routines into my workout regime.

I am currently living in Spain, playing rugby for a local side. I don't have access to a gym, because all the gyms here are totally unsuitible for any sort of crossfit workout whatsoever. So, for the past two months I have been doing bodyweight routines from crossfit (i did find a pullup bar out on a beachside boardwalk near my house) and track workouts at the local sports club. It's not ideal to be without freeweights, but I am working hard with what I have, and I feel like I am getting in pretty decent overall shape and my numbers are improving on the excercises.

Anyways, I was wondering what people here knew about plyometrics. I would like to specifically work on explosive strength and speed for rugby, and it seems like that would be a good way to go. I have been doing sets of drop jumps, bounders, lateral jumps, etc... 2-3 times a week before whatever workout i'm doing that day, but it's just stuff i've cobbled together from the incomplete and confusing (in my opinion) information i've found on the internet. I was wondering if someone here had some advice for a good, progressive plyo workout that could go along with all the bodyweight and track stuff I am doing otherwise.

I would be very grateful for any information, and thanks in advance!
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: Plyometrics

How much can you currently squat?
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:19 PM   #3
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I have not been to a real gym with weights in over two months, but i'd imagine it's at about 350 pounds. I weigh 190.
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:40 PM   #4
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Re: Plyometrics

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How much can you currently squat?
did you read the post??????? The dude stated that he has NO ACCESS TO A GYM AND DOES BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES.
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:22 PM   #5
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Re: Plyometrics

Taylor,
Kelly Baggett has written some great articles on this topic. Many of them can be found here:

http://www.higher-faster-sports.com/articles.html (w/f safe)
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:17 PM   #6
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I have not been to a real gym with weights in over two months, but i'd imagine it's at about 350 pounds. I weigh 190.
If you can squat that much, that means you have sufficient leg strength to start a good plyometric program. Do have access to any plyo boxes, or anything that will substitute for them?
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