Plyometric workouts focus on developing explosive strength and power. This type of workout involves a series of jumps, typically from one leg, with varying amounts of repetitions. The muscles contract on landing, stretching them out to provide more force for the next jump. It’s important to warm up thoroughly and never overdo this type of workout.
Many athletes perform plyometric exercises as part of a full body workout. The main benefits include improved strength and speed, and a reduction in contact time with the ground or box. This type of workout also targets the fastest muscle fibers, activating more fibers in less time.
Plyometric workouts target many muscles in the upper body and can enhance the explosive factor and flexibility of athletes. They condition both slow and fast-twitch muscle fibers, provide a nice stretch, and strengthen tendons and ligaments. These exercises are beneficial for any athlete.
Plyometric workouts should be performed regularly. It’s best to incorporate plyometric exercises into your workouts before the start of the season. It’s best to begin with low intensity plyometrics and gradually increase the intensity of the exercises. In addition, you should consult your doctor before beginning a plyometric workout.
When performing plyometrics, it’s important to remember to use proper form, as improper technique can put stress on joints and knees. It’s also important to find a trainer who has enough experience to properly instruct you. A trainer will be able to build a personalized plyometric workout for you.