Cincinnati SportsMedicine’s Sportsmetrics™, the training program scientifically proven to increase jump height and reduce the risk of serious knee injury! What is Sportsmetrics™? Dr. Frank Noyes and the doctors and researchers at Cincinnati SportsMedicine Research and Education Foundation have been leaders in developing programs to ensure athletes play well and stay well. Sportsmetrics™ is a scientifically proven, six-week jump training program that incorporates proper stretching, special plyometric exercises and weight training. It focuses on developing overall leg strength as well as improving balance in strength from the front to the back of the thigh. Through specialized progression of jump/plyometric drills, athletes learn proper techniques for jumping and landing; increase overall leg strength; improve symmetry in right-to-left leg power and improve vertical jump.
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Sportsmetrics™ training consists of five components:
Dynamic Warm-up: The dynamic warm-up prepares the body for training with functional based activities that use sport specific motions. It raises core body temperature, increases blood flow to the muscles and improves flexibility, balance and co-ordination. After completing this warm-up, the athlete will be physically prepared for training.
Plyometrics/Jump Training:The core of the Sportsmetrics™ program, plyometrics are used with focus on correct jumping technique and are divided into three, two-week phases. Each two-week phase has a different training focus and the exercises change correspondingly. Plyometrics develop muscle control and strength critical for reducing the risk of knee injury and also for increasing jump height.
Speed, Agility, and Conditioning:With emphasis on body alignment and technique, Sportsmetrics™ provides structured speed, agility, and conditioning guidance. A combination of agility, speed, and conditioning drills are used to focus on development of endurance, explosive power and improved technique.
Strength TrainingThe strength portion of Sportsmetrics™ has been redesigned to incorporate a full range of exercises for increasing muscle as well as conditioning the body. The program can be incorporated with machine weights or with the use of body weight. This program focuses on core stability and upper and lower body improvement.
FlexibilityStretching is essential to achieve maximum muscle length to allow muscles to work with power through complete range of motion. This is important for decreasing injury and post-training muscle soreness. Like the rest of the training components in Sportsmetrics™, stretches are performed as part of the training session.