Module Overview

Plyometrics & Olympic Lifts 1

Module Aims: To have a profound insight of the theory underpinning plyometric movement. To illustrate and learn the basic Exercise Progressions. To provide a broad understanding of individuals responses to plyometric training. To develop basic skills in assessing individual plyometric programme needs. To provide an understanding of the triple extension in sport. To provide an understanding and ability to execute the different phases of the power clean. To develop a comprehensive insight into the biomechanics of the power clean. To demonstrate the teaching points of all relevant plyometric exercises.

Module Code

SMCO H3012

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Section 1 – Theoretical Element

Physiological Theory of PlyometricsSSC, Coupling, Leg Stiffness Basics of PlyometricsGround Contact Time, Eccentric Control, Isometric Component Design of Plyometric ProgrammesNeeds Analysis, Exercise Selection and Sequence, Volume and Intensity Sport Specific ProgrammesAll Field Sports and Basketball, Volleyball etc. Theory of Triple Extension in Sport MovementRole of Hip and musculatureRole of Knee and musculatureRole of ankle and musculatureCommon defects and remedies Biomechanics of Power Clean1st pull biomechanics2nd pull biomechanicsCatch biomechanics

Section 2 – Practical Element

Mechanics of Eccentric Control Mechanics of Stretch –Shortening Cycle Upper Body Plyometric Exercises Lower Body Plyometric Exercises Mechanics of 1st Pull Mechanics of 2nd. Pull Mechanics of Catch Power Clean Variations and Progressions Use of Software in technique correction

Delivery will involve lectures and practical classes.

Students will receive feedback on microteaching experiences in the form of verbal feedback during practical classes.

The lecturer and peers will debrief and provide constructive feedback on performance. 

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination30
Other Assessment(s)70