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Plyometric Workout Routine

I always like to incorporate different types of workouts into my workout program. Plyometric workout routines is a great alternative, which is a total body workout. I recommend using a combination of strength, cardio, and endurance training like plyometrics, cross fit, or related type of workout. Below I will give you an introduction of plyometrics and a few tips to help you succeed.

Understanding Plyometrics on the Body

A plyometric workout routine should be a series of explosive exercises that consist of speed and strength. The main difference between strength training and plyometrics, is that plyometrics is quick explosive movements. Strength training is more focused on slow and controlled movements. This is good to build muscle mass, but we are looking to build speed and power. I keep mentioning speed and power, although this does not mean that plyometric workout routines are just for athletes. I personally do not play much sports anymore, but still depend heavily on plyometrics.

Plyometrics has multiple benefits, not limited to general fitness, muscle, tendon, nerve, and the brain condition. Your goal will be to teach your fast twitch muscle fibers to react faster, which will result in faster and more controlled movements. This will definitely take some time to see results, but it will pay off in the long run.

One area I must stress when doing plyometric workout routines is safety first. When I first started doing plyometrics I injured my knee. This was the result of not properly stretching and cooling down. Plyometrics puts a lot of force on your body, so it is imperative that you properly stretch and cool down. If you are not currently exercising on a routine basis, I would not jump immediately into a plyometric workout routine. Start off gradually with some strength and cardio training of your choice.

You should never depend solely on plyometrics, you should always have multiple types of workouts you are doing for exercise. Plyometric workout routines should only be done once or twice a week. This will allow you plenty of rest along with time to do a few other type of workout programs. Adequate rest is the key to success in any workout program you pursue.

You should now have a better understanding of plyometric workout routines. This was just enough information to reveal the basics to getting started in plyometrics. I hope this helps you get started on your path of achieving a higher level of fitness.

 


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