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Old 05-19-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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Whats up everybody, I need to ask a question about plyometrics. Next year i want to improve my speed greatly and im wondering if i will get a lot of speed from doing plyometrics and dumbell squats. I over train my hops a lot and i see some gains in my speed. so can plyometrics get you a lot faster?
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:40 AM   #2
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"you perform at the speed you practice at"

so yea, if you do pylos correctly and with speed, then you will see gains in speed. lateral speed will have the best gains while the stop and start may see some improvement. the dumbell squats though... just what are you doing with thoughs?
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:06 AM   #3
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I don't think the dumbbell squats are a bad idea. Most basketball players make the mistake thinking that plyometrics alone will make them run faster and jump 30 inches higher. It's what all those programmes promise, they want to make it sound easy so that people buy them. Also doing squats will help your positioning on defence and post play.

The truth is that to gain speed and quickness you need a combination of training methods, including plyometrics, leg strengthening exercises like squats, a lot of sprinting (ideally in a competitive environment to push you to the limit), high protein intake, and a lot of rest between sessions.

if you want it more specific here are two articles on speed

http://www.sportgorilla.com/index.ph...cs&vi ew=3&o=

and diet

http://www.sportgorilla.com/index.ph...t&view=13& o=
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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thanks ppl very helpful
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:15 PM   #5
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I don't think the dumbbell squats are a bad idea. Most basketball players make the mistake thinking that plyometrics alone will make them run faster and jump 30 inches higher. It's what all those programmes promise, they want to make it sound easy so that people buy them. Also doing squats will help your positioning on defence and post play.

The truth is that to gain speed and quickness you need a combination of training methods, including plyometrics, leg strengthening exercises like squats, a lot of sprinting (ideally in a competitive environment to push you to the limit), high protein intake, and a lot of rest between sessions.

What your talking about here is power--- the combo of strength and speed. Dumbell squats tend to provide a better base lift capability with less functional strength AKA less hops/less speed. Olympic style lifts (my all time fav, the power clean) work on it all... functional strength, power and similar mechanics to jumping/hopping like you would on the court. Im saying that dumbell squats, although way better then doing nothing, are not nearly as good as other lifts.
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