. I've had a few questions the week concerning the terminology I use to describe plyometrics. I first heard this terminology used by Boo Schnexnayder during a USATF certification class a long time ago (now the USTFCCCA Track & Field Academy). Recently I read it in Mike Boyle's new book, New Functional Training for Sports 2nd edition. Adopting this terminology and teaching it to my athletes and coaches over the years has made communication very clear.
Jump: double leg takeoff and double leg landing
Hop: single leg takeoff and same single leg landing
Bound: single leg takeoff and opposite single leg landing.
During some training phases I also incorporate plyos that are don't fit into the above terminology structure. In that case, I simply call describe the exercise. For example:
Takeoff two legs land on one leg
Takeoff one leg land on two.
Putting it at this point in the workout makes sense because the plyometric unit is a natural extension of the warm up it progresses from general to specific and low intensity to higher intensities.
The exercise selection in phase one and two units are a combination of vertical and horizontal movements but separated by bi-lateral and uni-lateral as well as linear and lateral.
Here are the units...