Objective of the experiment: Combine plyometric depth jumps with the use of the Swiss ball to see if the instability of the ball will increase the sympathetic neuromotoric synergism between the two lumbomechanical modalities.
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Me and my Swiss Ball
(notice the cool Norwegian handles on the ball)
The Scene part 1: Looking down from the starting point (top of the stairs)
The Scene part 2: Looking upwards to the starting point
Deep concentration before the jump
Notice my Terminator Part 1 sunglasses from Gargoyles. I've discovered that wearing these glasses has a positive/calming effect on the central nervous system.
Extreme Rage right before blast off
Proper depth for maximum vertical jump
Starting upward motion (mimicking the second pull in the clean)
In the air: 1/100th of a second before impact
In the air: 1/1000th of a second before impact
As you can see I purposely twist my hips slightly to increase the instability factor
Right after impact
When I landed I smashed my testicles so hard the Swiss ball instantly turned blue.
Two hours later: Recovering
One week later: Right after waking up from a deep coma
If you look carefully you can see the book "Science and Practice of Strength Training" by Zatsiorsky in the bottom left of the picture. My girlfriend read it out loud for me 7 times while I was in a coma.
Combining plyometric depth jumps with the use of the Swiss ball does not support the theory that the instability of the ball will increase the sympathetic neuromotoric synergism between the two lumbomechanical modalities.
However, the results of the experiment suggest that the long recovery period required may aid in the healing of rotator cuff injuries.
P.S. This is a Joke, we don't advocate this type of training, but we know there are others who do advocate things close to the same level of stupidity.