Explosive Plyometricsby Dr. Yessis
Explosive Plyometrics can give you the speed and power you need for any sport. This is the definitive book on what are real explosive plyometrics. Keep in mind that although explosive plyometrics uses jumps, not all jump exercises are plyometric. Explosive Plyometrics gives you the true explosive plyometric exercises for you to develop the greatest speed and explosive power possible. Explosive Plyometrics is an easy to read and well illustrated book with pictures taken from live digital film, will answer all your questions and give you information never before reported by Verkhoshansky, the creator of plyometrics and others. Individual chapters are devoted to the latest state-of-the-art leg, arm, midsection and total body explosive training. They guarantee that you will increase your explosive power and sport fitness, to become a better performing athlete.Author Michael Yessis, Ph.D., was the pioneer in introducing plyometrics to the United States and played a major role in disseminating the information. He explains how you can get the most benefit from the plyometric exercises and the science that will make you a better athlete.
Dr. Michael Yessis received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and his B.S. and M.S. from City University of New York. He is president of Sports Training, Inc., a diverse sports and fitness company. Dr. Yessis is also Professor Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton, where he was a multi-sports specialist in biomechanics (technique analysis) and sports conditioning and training.
Dr. Yessis has served as training and technique consultant to several Olympic and professional sports teams, including the L.A. Rams and L.A. Raiders football teams, Natadore Diving Team, and the U.S. Men’s Volleyball Team. He has also trained hundreds of athletes in different sports and developed unique specialized strength exercises that duplicate what takes place in execution of the game skills. By doing these exercises athletes improve skill technique and the physical qualities (strength) specific to the technique. As a result, these exercises improve the athletes gameplay etc. By doing these exercises athletes improve their performance on the field very quickly.
During his fifty plus years of working with athletes, and as president of Sports Training Inc, Dr. Yessis developed what has come to be known as the “Yessis System” for improving running speed. His three-step method has been successfully used to improve athletes in football, soccer, baseball, basketball, track and other sports. Most notable is the improvement in skill technique (form) and the strength specific to the skill execution.
Dr. Yessis is considered this country’s foremost expert on sports technique. In Muscle & Fitness, Dr. Yessis is referred to as “the legendary biomechanist”. Dr. Yessis has written 17 books in the sports and fitness field including Biomechanics and Kinesiology of Exercise, Build A Better Athlete, Sports: Is It All B.S.?, and his most latest, The Revolutionary 1x20RM Strength Training Program. He has also written more than 2,000 articles on fitness and sports training that have appeared in magazines such as Muscle & Fitness, Shape, Scholastic Coach, Fitness Management, National Strength and Conditioning Association Journal and Track and Field Coaches Review.
In addition, he completed four renowned DVDs; Exercise Mastery, Specialized Strength and Explosive Exercises for the Quarterback, Specialized Strength and Explosive Exercises for Baseball and Specialized Strength and Explosive Exercises for Softball, as well as the audiobooks Explosive Tennis: The Forehand, and Explosive Tennis: The Backhand. Dr. Yessis presently serves on the advisory board and is a clinical advisor for the American Running Association. He is also a contributor to Football Gridiron and formerly contributor to Running Times magazines.