As defined by Wikipedia . . . Plyometrics is a type of exercise training designed to produce fast, powerful movements, and improve the functions of the nervous system, generally for the purpose of improving performance in sports. Plyometric movements, in which a muscle is loaded and then contracted in rapid sequence, use the strength, elasticity and innervation of muscle and surrounding tissues to jump higher, run faster, throw farther, or hit harder, depending on the desired training goal. Plyometrics is used to increase the speed or force of muscular contractions, providing explosiveness for a variety of sport-specific activities.
Star Jones to Angela Basset or Madonna.
Now Olympic style lifts are pretty standard and don't really change much or have a lot of variations but when it comes to Plyometrics the sky is the limit. You can do so many different Plyometric moves in so many different ways its almost unimaginable. Click here to read over a sampling of different plyometric & olympic lift exercises and still this doesn't scratch the surface LOLOL. So what did I do today you ask . . . well here goes. I superset (Two different physical exercises performed back-to-back, without a period of rest between them) my exercises
10min warmup - Arc Trainer
- Plie Squats 3 x 15 @ 50lbs
- Layup Hops 3 x 20 (for this one I'll have to take a video for you)
- 1 Legged Squats off bench x 10 each side
- Toe taps (I'll hafta video tap this exercise too b/c I can't find a picture for you anywhere)
As always BE FREE UNTIL YOU'RE FOOL!!!