Breedon Priory Health Club

Plyometric Training

What is Plyometric Training?

Plyometric Training has been around for a long time, these days it is mostly seen being used in sports training & CrossFit. It involves various kinds of jumps, hops, bounds or skips and has some great benefits. This kind of training can be very effective in improving athleticism in both youth and adults which is why it’s widely used in a lot of sports training. Plyometric training has been proven to improve the following:

  • Strength
  • Speed
  • Power
  • Change of Direction in Speed
  • Balance
  • Jumping
  • Throwing
  • Kicking
  • Bone Density

If you are thinking about adding plyometric training to your training routine here’s a few tips to help you.

Plyometric Training should never really be your whole session, you should only be doing around 15 minutes worth of it, so think of it as an add on to your session. If you have never done plyometric training before then be sure to start off with some low level exercises like landing mechanics (starting on the box and landing on the ground) and build it up from there, you can find loads of these exercises online just try to find out what level they are! It can however be challenging to certain individuals as it requires a high amount of co-ordination and skilful movements which is why some people require a qualified coach to walk them through it. Finally INTENSITY over VOLUME, meaning there’s little point in doing 100 box jumps if you were trying your hardest! Always do fewer repetitions but give it everything you’ve got!

If you want to know more about Plyometric Training then look for Kieran at the club or email him at info@kh-fitness.com or check out his page KH FitnessPlyometric Training