Plyometric Training | Everything You Need To Know


a man performing a plyometric double foot jump onto a plyometric box.

Article Contents

Introduction
Benefits of Plyometrics Training
How To Use Plyometric In Your Training
Think Before You Jump
Quick recap
Best Plyometric Equipment


Introduction

If you’re joining us from our other article – Plyometrics | Put The Jump Back Into Your Training – you now possess a respectable understanding of the many ways which ‘jump training’ can improve muscular power and enhance general physical fitness.


Those that have just joined us might firstly want to review the aforementioned article to learn of the benefits plyometric training can confer. However, if you’re in a rush to get jumping, a brief outline of the benefits can be found below.


Benefits of plyometric training


Improved agility and body coordination

Through practicing in plyometric drills, which involve a series of explosive jumps and rapid changes in direction, you will improve both your agility – defined as the ability to move quickly and easily – and coordination – defined as the ability to use multiple body parts smoothly and efficiently in synchronicity. That plyometric training does this accounts for why many sports have adopted it as part of their training programmes.


Developed proprioception

Because greater muscle contraction forces are generated when performing plyometric exercises, and because the exercises typically involve jumping onto or over solid platforms, heightened concentration is required to execute the movement correctly and safely. Basically, you’ve got to use your noggin much more when performing a box jump as opposed to a static squat.


Improves muscular responsivity

Due to the explosive nature of plyometric exercises muscles are required to contract and relax rapidly. This explosivity develops the