| Ep 438 – The Lost Art of Plyometric Programming

Author / Cali Hinzman

23 Min Listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

John, Luke, Tex, sup good day sirs. I am asking about an old old clip from an old old episode. I think number 16 or so, when Luke gave us his plyometric program for amateurs. What efficacy does that program still hold, what has that turned into, and if I were to try and integrate my own into one of your programs, how would that look off? Thank you sirs.

It’s a Jump To Conclusions Mat

A coach not doing the program they write is like a chef that doesn’t eat their own food. Like a poor chef adding cilantro to everything, deficient coaches sprinkle in plyometrics without realizing the panache they posses. In the world of fitness, the box jump has either been a 1RM or 100 reps for time. This programming approach takes little account for an athlete’s adaptation, and even less for their safety.

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Plyo talk abound in this episode! John, Luke, and Tex draw a line between conditioning and how to actually program to drive neural adaptation. Jumping is as much skill as programming it, so get your notebook out and learn the sets and rep schemes, plyo movement selection, and what exactly are “non-contact” plyometrics.

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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