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Plyometric Training Workouts

Plyometrics are explosive exercises designed to develop power primarily for sports where jumping ability and speed are important (track and field, basketball, volleyball in particular).   Some of the more common plyometric exercises are depth jumps, bounding, hurdle jumps and jump squats.  Plyometric training consists of explosive movements so only experienced athletes free of injuries should perform such movements (even then only with a proper warmup and only on a surface with a degree of elasticity).  Plyometrics develop power rather than strength so the ideal training regimen for athletes is a combination of strength training (traditional lower rep weight training) and plyometric training which aids in converting maximum force into a rapid and powerful muscular contraction.  For more plyometric exercise videos, visit our sister site  Plyometrics  or