Plyometrics that is! According to Wikipedia it is, “a type of exercise training designed to produce fast, powerful movements, and improve the functions of the nervous system, generally for the purpose of improving performance in sports.” Ploymetrics is a GREAT way to get a high intensity cardio workout in while improving strength and endurance. Typical moves include jumps, hops, and bounds! Don’t just listen to me, even the American Council of Exercise recommends it (when done properly).
Safety is a big concern in Plyometrics, and this is not for beginners, so please follow the follow tips to avoid injury:
- Warm up.
- Incorporate rest time into your schedule.
- Use soft or cushioned surfaces only.
- Start slowly and build up.
- Land softly and balanced.
- Stop if you feel any pain.
- Wear cushioned footwear.
- Cool down thoroughly.
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Have you ever tried Plyometrics? What do you think?