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Plyometric Anatomy Print CE Course

Plyometric Anatomy Print CE Course


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    Print Course

    Course components are delivered as printed products:
    • Plyometric Anatomy text
    • Study guide
    • Continuing education exam
    Elite players, coaches, and trainers rely on plyometrics to develop power, agility, speed, strength, body control, balance, and overall athletic performance. In the Plyometric Anatomy CE Course, you will learn 94 plyometric exercises with 78 variations that increase in difficulty for continued development over time. Each exercise is fully illustrated with detailed anatomical art to showcase the muscles that are activated during the drill, so you can clearly see how the exercise contributes to improved performance for your clients and athletes.

    You’ll also find unique plyometric exercises and variations that combine upper- and lower-body muscles in a single drill to better simulate complex sport-specific movements, making it easy to select drills based on your clients’ training needs. Plus, considerations such as the impact of performing the drills on various surfaces, commonly used equipment, and use of external loads are included to make sure your clients get the most from training.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Describe the physiological mechanisms that are responsible for generating plyometric forces.
    • Determine the appropriate exercise progressions needed for a client to safely progress from low-level plyometrics to high-intensity depth jumps.
    • Explain proper form for jumping exercises utilizing different implements, surfaces, and trajectories.
    • Differentiate between appropriate double- and single-leg plyometric exercises and explain the rationale for each.
    • Explain how to execute whole-body exercises safely.
    • Describe how the use of safe rehabilitative exercise routines can help clients to recover from injury.
    • Identify plyometric exercises that help to reduce the risk of injury.


    A continuing education course for certified fitness professionals, strength and conditioning coaches, and athletic trainers.

    Table of Contents

    Course Syllabus
    Course Materials
    Course Instructions
    Learning Objectives

    Learning With the Plyometric Anatomy Book
    Chapter 1. Physiological Mechanism of Plyometrics
    Chapter 2. Training Progressions, Surfaces, and Equipment
    Chapter 3. Foundational Exercises
    Chapter 4. Bilateral Lower-Body Exercises
    Chapter 5. Unilateral Lower-Body Exercises
    Chapter 6. Upper-Body Exercises
    Chapter 7. Core Exercises
    Chapter 8. Combination Plyometric Exercises
    Chapter 9. Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
    Learning Activities Answer Key

    Exam and Evaluation
    Exam Answer Sheet
    Course Evaluation
    Certificate Information

    About the Author

    Derek Hansen, MASc, CSCS, has worked with athletes in speed, strength, and power sports since 1988. Originally a coach for track and field athletes, Hansen expanded his services to assist athletes in all sports, with an emphasis on speed development. As a coach and a consultant, he has worked with some of the top performers in the world, including Olympic medalists, world record holders, Canadian National team athletes, professional sports organizations, and professional athletes from numerous sports. He has developed some of the top sprinters in British Columbia, and he continues to work with some of the fastest athletes in various sports.

    Hansen has also served as a sport performance consultant or rehabilitation specialist to sports teams in the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. From 2003 to 2016, he was the head strength and conditioning coach at Simon Fraser University. In each position, he has provided recommendations on how and when to use plyometric training for off-season preparation, in-season strength maintenance, and return-to-competition protocols following injury.

    Steve Kennelly, MEd, ATC, CSCS, has been a member of the New York Football Giants medical team for more than 25 seasons and currently serves as their assistant head athletic trainer. Recognized as a leader in his field, Kennelly received the NFL Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year Award for the National Football Conference (NFC) in 2012. In 1999 he was part of the Giants staff that was named the NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year.

    Both a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Kennelly has served in various roles and medical committees for the National Football League, Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey. In 2013, after recognizing a need for quality instruction and programs in injury prevention, athletic development, postinjury reconditioning, and physical preparation, he founded Kennelly Athletics and Sports Medicine, LLC. His goal is to educate athletes, coaches, and parents on proper technique and progressions from fundamental movement patterns to advanced skills.