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It is obvious that there are so many different types of workout originating from the cardio workout and muscle building. Also, there are those types of workout specific for certain sports activity. For example, most of the athletes use plyometric type of workout. What are basic plyometric exercises facts?


This interesting type of workout is great for inducing the maximum power in the shortest time possible. Three basic gains with this type of workout are increased power, speed and strength. These exercises are hard and might not be something that a complete beginner would use. It is a training schedule used by athletes and it definitely is a difficult one. The good thing is that there are many plyometric exercises that can be performed at home, so anyone can try it out.

Examples of plyo

There is an interesting form of push ups that can be included in plyometric exercises and that is a clap push up. Basically, it is done the same way as a regular push up, but a lot faster, which enables us to clap hands at least once, while the body is moving upward. There is also burpee as one of the harder exercise, which includes falling into a push up position from standing position, and then doing a push up, of course. Plyometric exercises include all sorts of jumps, side jumps, jump rope, double knee jump etc.

Stretch reflex is enhanced with the plyometric exercises. This type of workout also helps with easier absorption of the shock. This is good for increasing the strength of the joints and their elements.

What else?

It is obvious that with the help of exercises (regardless of the type) fat will be lost with muscle mass increasing. But if that is not happening so easily, a good diet is always necessary, especially if the training session is hard and we need to insert enough energy in order to replenish the energy spent. This is why it is not so easy to create a good menu, because it is not so easy to determine the precise amount of energy lost during exercises. Before starting any diet and exercise schedule, it might be a good idea to do some consultation with a fitness instructor, perhaps even a doctor. Plyometric exercises can be very difficult and it should be good to determine the physical state and then to create some workout plan.

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