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    Starting Ploymetrics?

    Is it true you have to be able to squat 1.5x your weight to start ploymetrics? I really wanted to start this summer to improve my tennis game but I only have a month and a half till summer and I can only squat 5x5 110 pounds and I weigt 170 at 6 feet tall.

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    No, but if your strength is not up to par you need to be extra careful in your planning and implementation. A little can go a long way. Start with embarrassingly low heights and weights and avoid the temptation to add volume and intensity until you are sure you're ready and you need it.

    I just commented on plyos in this thread: http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=78807
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    ok, thanks man, I'm assuming it's because it can damage your knees right?

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    Be careful with them and start off being conservative like Sensei suggested. Improper form can cause serious damage.

    P.S.- The DOMS might be intense, so keep the volume down until your body starts adapting.

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    Doms?

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    i suggest starting with double leg jumps over hurdles. really focus on throwing the arms down and exploding up. also pay close attention to your landing; be sure to land with your knees in line with your body or even slightly outward. also focus on landing low almost like ur in a half sqaut position and hold that position for 2 seconds and then perform the next jump.

    the height of the hurlde dosen't matter intially, it's all about how much force you can generate against the ground........

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    www.airalert.com - great program I would highly suggest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBrons
    www.airalert.com - great program I would highly suggest.
    This program is awesome, I used the older version of it about 3-4 years ago and it helped me get a 38-40 inch vert.. I was 5'2 dunking 9ft rims and touching 10ft rims....

    I was always athletic but this program imo took me to another level..
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