| Ep 438 – The Lost Art of Plyometric Programming

Author / John

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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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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