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Shock Method - Testimonials

These testimonials were taken from the first Russian edition of “Shock Method”. Here we report  only the testimonials referred to Depth Jump which is one of the most famous means of Shock Method conceived by Prof. Verkhoshansky

“For jumpers the Depth Jumps are like a sip of fresh water on a hot day. Moreover, they are an optimal method to evaluate the functional state of the athlete and to increase explosive muscle strength.”

Vitali Petrov, trainer of the former world record holder in plole vault Sergei Bubka.

“I had not thought that Depth Jumps could be so useful for the weightlifter. I am very sorry that I did not know anything about these exercises before.”

Yuri Kozin, former world  weightlifting record holder.

“The Depth Jump is one of the main means I use to increase explosive strength and muscle reactive capacity and also to control my functional state.”

Igor Palkin, former world high jump record holder.

“I do not like exercises with barbell and jumping exercises. Only the Depth Jumps increase my strength.

Vladimir Jascenko, former world high jump record holder.

“The Depth Jumps are an excellent means of training, but in using them you have to use the brain”

Ianis Lusis, former world record holder in the javelin throw.

“The Depth Jumps are daily bread for triple jumpers; they are what is most necessary for them, first of all.”

ViktorSaneev, former world record holder in the triple jump.

“The Depth Jumps replace the muscles with very elastic steel springs. Without them it is not possible to perform the jumps on ice, characterized by a high flight height.”

Stanislav Guk, trainer of many world champions in figure skating on ice.

“The Depth Jumps are the basis of the volleyball players' ability to jump.”

Vladimir Patkin, general technician of the Soviet National Volleyball Team.

“The Depth Jumps are the best way to make the muscles explosive, especially if they are used in a rational combination with the barbell exercises.”

EkkartArbeit, general technician of the National Athletics Team of the former GDR.

“Depth Jumps? It is a very effective means. If I had appreciated it before, Boston would not have won so easily in Rome.”

Igor Ter-Ovanesian, former long-time jumper and general coach of the former USSR National Athletics Team.

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Shock Method & Jump Training Guide for Beginners

 Shock Method is a particular method of Special Strength Training and has been used by many world record breaking athletes of different countries. Finally this landmark text fully elucidates the concept that was birthed over 50 years ago. It has been interpreted, many times incorrectly, by many people over this time. Now for the first time in english, Dr Verkhoshansky, the "father" of the Shock Method (known in the West primarily as Plyometrics) is able to set the record straight posthumously with the help of his star pupil and daughter,  Dr Natalia Verkhoshansky.  

Depth Jumps, Stretch Shortening Cycle (SSC) and Reactive training are widely used terms used to describe the method. The book contains a detailed description of Shock Method and the rules of its application as well as many examples; a short history of its invention and evolution; the research conducted by the authors on its training effect and the examples of successful training programs using the Shock Method.

 (Click on the image to download the Content Index and Preface).


    The EBook “Jump Training Guide for Beginners” is the completion of Shock Method for giving the possibility, to young and beginners athletes, a safe method for approaching the Shock Method.

The aim of the EBook is therefore to be a practical tool for the coaches for applying the Jump Training exercises in their training program with a particular focus on the approach to follow for beginners and young athletes.

The EBook contains  the links to the videos of every exercises mentioned in the text and for the most part of them the author reported the execution of “expert” and “beginners”.

The aim of these videos is to give to the coach an idea of what he can expect from their young athletes in the process of improving their jump ability, depending on their level of past experience in jump training.

  (Click on the image to download the Content Index and Video Index).


Below there is an example of what you may find in the EBook "Jump TRaining Guide for Beginners".

This example starts from the scheme of the “Conjugate-Sequence System for the jump exercises progression” with the videos of the exercises mentioned in the scheme - these videos are a little subset of the videos contained in the EBook.

Please note that in this example you will not find the video-comparison between the exercises executed by “Beginners” and by “Experts” athletes as in the EBook.


Click on the picture to download the PDF file with the link to the videos.

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