Plyometrics are a specific and intense type of exercise designed to produce fast and explosive movements usually to improve athletic performance for sports.
Plyometrics, or jump training, is a unique form of training because unlike traditional resistance training where reps are slow and methodical, the muscle is loaded, usually with your own body weight, and then contracted rapidly, to not only build muscle, but increase strength, elasticity and reaction time so you can jump higher and run faster.
Plyometrics is used to increase the speed at which your muscle contracts, which is why plyometrics are such a popular and useful training method for several sports, but it can also be an effective way to lose weight and gain strength even if you don’t have a competitive streak.
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