Today, Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwick, PymbleBalmain, Neutral Bay, Coburg – Melbourne, and Barrie, Ontario – Canada discuss plyometric training.

Plyometrics is a form of exercise that involves rapid and repeated stretching and contracting of your muscles.

The stretching of a muscle, followed by a rapid contraction is known as the stretch-shortening cycle. The stretch-shortening cycle is comprised of three phases – eccentric, amortization and concentric. The active muscle is lengthening (eccentric), followed by a transition period of energy loading (amortization), immediately followed by active muscle shortening and unleashing the energy generated (concentric). This is commonly observed during jumps, hops, bounds, and skips, hence why plyometric training is often referred to as jump training. However, this action cycle is also involved in daily activities such as walking and running.

 

Plyometric training is a type of exercise that focuses on building strength through powerful, explosive movements.

 

Plyometric style training uses speed and force of different movements to build muscle power as power is seen when a system is both strong in force and fast in velocity. Hence, plyometric training can improve physical performance and capacity through enhancements in speed, agility, strength, and power.

Plyometric training is used in various sports to improve strength, speed and power such as track and field athletics, basketball, netball, football, rugby, tennis and more. Examples of plyometric exercises include:

  • Box jumps
  • Split squat jumps
  • Burpees
  • Lateral bounds

What are the health benefits of plyometric training?
  • Development of fast twitch muscle fibres
  • Increased strength, speed, and power
  • Healthy joints
  • Improved cardiovascular endurance and efficiency
  • Enhanced balance and coordination
  • Improved performance in sport & fitness
  • Weight management and weight loss
  • Can be done without equipment at the gym and at home

 

Longevity Exercise Physiologist’s are well versed in plyometric training and exercise prescription and these movements can be incorporated into your workouts safely and effectively with our help. Plyometric training is often high intensity and high impact. These exercises can be tough on your body, so even for people who have been training long-term, we recommend taking recovery days between sessions and professional supervision.

 

Our practitioners offer the highest quality service in exercise professions to optimise client overall health and wellbeing long-term.

If you or someone you know is interested in exercise and plyometric training Longevity Exercise Physiologists are here to help.

 

Call Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwick, PymbleBalmain, Neutral Bay, Coburg – Melbourne, and Barrie, Ontario – Canada  on 1300 964 002 to enquire today!

 

Written By Matt Skelly