For a great example of explosive power, watch some isolation video of the Houston Texans’ star defensive end J. J. Watt. A YouTube video shows him performing a perfect plyometrics box jump, exploding his 6-foot, 5-inch, 290-pound frame to the top of a dresser bureau just short of five feet high.
To get that kind of explosive power, athletes train using plyometrics.
To be of value, plyometrics must be executed correctly using a planned progression — it’s not simply “X” number of box jumps in a specific amount of time. “High Powered Plyometrics” by Jim Radcliffe/Robert Farentinos and “Jumping into Plyometrics” by Donald Chu go into this more deeply.