Plyometric exercises refer to those that are focused on jump training. Plyometrics exercises are used to increase your speed, endurance, and strength. They require you to exert your muscles to their maximum potential in short periods of time. These types of exercises and workouts allow muscle groups to work together in ways that simply aren’t possible in other types of exercise.
1. Increase muscle power
Plyometric movements can strengthen both muscles and tendons in your upper and lower body by improving muscle explosiveness and their ability to contract and produce force more quickly.
2. Increased Endurance
These exercises can be used to enhance power and endurance. Muscle endurance and stamina is improved allowing the legs to work and perform at a higher intensity for a longer period of time.
3. Burn more calories
Not only will you burn more calories during a plyometric workout, but resting metabolic rate will also be increased. This means your body will burn more calories throughout the day at a resting state and even more calories during workouts.
4. No equipment needed
All you need is your body weight, an open space, and things lying around at a park or your house
5. Improves Agility
Helps to enhance reaction time and balance abilities
Plyometric exercises are usually geared toward highly trained athletes or people in peak physical condition. However, they can also be used by people wishing to improve their fitness.
If you’re brand new to plyometric training, then a 25-minute workout of a variety of exercises is an excellent start.
Here is a list of the most common plyometric exercises:
● Jump Squats
● Clap Push-Ups
● Box Jumps
● Speed Skaters
● Jumping Jacks
For best result complete each exercise for 30seconds followed by 30 seconds of rest
Complete all exercises then repeat (5 rounds)
Make sure you have the strength, flexibility, and mobility to perform these exercises, especially in your ankles, knees, and hips. Core, lower back, and leg strength are also important. Many plyometric exercises are full-body exercises. They help tone the body by engaging in lots of different muscles. It ’s important that you do the exercises properly in order to gain the benefits and prevent injury. Using correct alignment and form can help prevent strain and injury.
Consider working with an exercise professional when you’re starting out. This reduces the risk of injury and allows you to learn proper form and technique. Plyometric exercises can be challenging, but benefits are worth it.