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Plyometric exercises

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I'm looking for a website or some ideas on new plyometric exercises to attempt? Getting rather bored with my current routine and looking to find a more 'ski specific' workout.
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For a more ski-specific workout try inline skates or mountain biking. They're not that plyometric, but then neither is skiing.

It won't be ski-specific, but depth jumps off of and onto Swiss balls will fill your plyometric quota, and impress your friends and maybe a cute member of the opposite sex, at least until you mess up and jack yourself.
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Here is a thread where we discussed off season work-outs.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=59220

Some of the stuff is pretty amazing.

http://www.gordbrownskiing.com/Coolstuff.htm

I thinks its the trampoline to ball. Worth a look.:
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buy the plyometrics DVD on ebay from the P90X workout set. The set has12 DVDs but you can usually find the plyometrics DVD by itself.
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It is not strictly "plyometric," but the Rock-It Drill (done here with Clubbells, but could also be done with a kettlebells or even dumbbells) is an excellent exercise in absorbing and re-translating force, which is a large part of what happens in skiing. Since gravity and inertial forces provide much of the "driving" or overcoming action, the skier ends up doing a lot more work in the deceleration and/or isometric ranges.

Cheers,
Adam
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Until a person can squat about 2 times their bodyweight ......intense plyos like depth jumps are kinda a no-no. Need a base strength level.
Ben Johnson squated 600 at a bodyweight of 167
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Ben Johnson squated 600 at a bodyweight of 167
So the answer is steroids then?
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Until a person can squat about 2 times their bodyweight ......intense plyos like depth jumps are kinda a no-no. Need a base strength level.
Ben Johnson squated 600 at a bodyweight of 167
So you just ruled out 95% of the population?
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Until a person can squat about 2 times their bodyweight ......intense plyos like depth jumps are kinda a no-no. Need a base strength level.
Ben Johnson squated 600 at a bodyweight of 167
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So you just ruled out 95% of the population?
Actually, he ruled out almost 100% of the population.
The question of plyometrics came up at the last USSA strength training clinic I attended. The answer of the USOTC coaches was that the risk of injuries outweighed the benefits of plyos. Of course, they were only talking about teenage athletes competing at the regional and national level. If you are a middle-aged office worker/weekend warrior, YMMV.

BK
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A game of b-ball is a good plyo workout.......not so boring as jumping off and on boxes
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