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The What and How of Plyometric training

What is Plyometrics?

Plyometrics is gaining all the attention now a days as an aerobic exercise to build stronger muscles, better strength and balance. So what exactly is a plyometric exercise? It is a type of exercise comprising of alternate stretching and contraction of muscles.

In simpler words, plyometrics is also called as ‘Jump Training’. Hops, throws, jumps are some of the common plyometric exercises.

How do I do Plyometrics?

“Jump Training” sounds easy… right? Well, it can also be one of the most intense workouts you will ever come across! The main aim of plyometrics is to generate maximum amount of force in minimal amount of time.

Plyometrics involves various forms of exercises which can be done at home or any place you like! Some of the most popular ones are squat jumps, box jumps, burpees and lunge knee ups.

Perks of doing Plyometrics:

Being a high intensity exercise, Plyometrics can take your workout routine to a whole new level. A combo of strength and speed can be built by including these plyometric exercises in your routine and training the muscles.

With the help of plyometrics, the ability of the muscles to lengthen and shorten increases. Ergo, achieving the goal of “Powerful Muscles” becomes easier. Not only this, but also the endurance levels may be elevated by practicing various types of plyometric exercises.

Form is a must!

While performing such high intensity plyometrics, it is important to maintain the form to avoid any risk of injuries. Also, it is advised plyometrics to be coached with appropriate care as it includes a lot of skillful movements.