Plyometric is a type of training that allows you to improve the strength of your muscles and your speed through exercises in which you must jump. These exercises are designed to work every area of the body, increasing your endurance and coordination.
This training consists of short but intense exercises with many repetitions. In this way, the muscles of the body, as well as your tendons and ligaments, constantly contract and relax until they are strengthened.
Benefits of plyometric
Improve your strength and speed
When you perform plyometric exercises, your muscles exert maximum force in a short time. As a result, your muscles get stronger, and you gain muscle power, allowing you to run long distances in less time. This is ideal for runners, cyclists, soccer players, among other athletes.
Coordination and balance
Plyometric exercises can be difficult at first since you must be focused to do each movement correctly. However, with practice all these changes. Once you master the basic exercises, your coordination and balance will improve in no time, since your body will be prepared for any sudden movement.
Plyometric combines strength exercises with aerobic exercises. This combination allows you to work your muscles and at the same time burn a lot of calories. So, with this training, it becomes easier to tone your body and control your weight.
Recommendations when practicing plyometric
- Before doing any exercise, you need to warm up beforehand to avoid injuries.
- Begin to do the exercises progressively, that is, start with easy exercises and then increase their difficulty.
- Pay close attention to technique. Remember that these exercises can hurt your knees if performed incorrectly.
- Perform the exercises in a place where the ground is completely smooth to avoid falls or accidents.