Improve Lower Body Power with the Jump-X System

To be strong and exert maximal force is one thing – to be powerful is another. If you recall from...

You can’t fire a cannon from a canoe: training the lower body

By Joe Eisenmann, PhD “You can’t fire a cannon from a canoe.” “Don't build on sand.” “Build the foundation of...

Basketball Conditioning: Run, Jump, Pass, Shoot and Play Defense

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS Athletic development in the sport of basketball involves more than practicing shooting and playing...

The Platform: Beyond Weightlifting – the Integration of Plyometrics and Variable Resistance Loading

The lifting platform, like the rack, is a staple in most weight rooms. The platform provides a dedicated space for...

Basketball Conditioning: Converting Existing Lifting Platforms to Jump Training Stations

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS Basketball conditioning has always emphasized some of aspect of vertical training to improve jumping...

Converting Existing Lifting Platforms to Plyometric Stations

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS Concepts and equipment within the landscape of the weight room change constantly, unfortunately the...

Two-Leg versus One-Leg Plyometric Applications: Is one better?

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS Training intensity and progressions are two areas of high importance that we will expound...

Guidelines for Using Boxes and Barriers in Plyometric Training

  By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS Athletes strive to accomplish their goals.  Whether it's on the playing field or...

Resistance Applications for Plyometrics

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS Improving power in sport activities has been manipulated using various training tools from traditional...

Fundamental Plyometric Training – Using Directional Plyometrics for Speed Improvement

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS Plyometric exercise has become a popular method for enhancing sports performance over the last...