plyometrics

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plyometrics

(ˌplaɪəʊˈmɛtrɪks)
pl n
(Other Non-sporting Hobbies) (functioning as singular) a system of exercise in which the muscles are repeatedly stretched and suddenly contracted
[C20: from Greek plio- + metric]
ˌplyoˈmetric adj
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Squat jumps are a powerful, plyometric exercise that strengthens the jumper's entire lower body and increases the heart rate for a significant calorie burn.
Previous research conducted to examine the effects of plyometric exercise on lower limb, suggested that plyometric exercise on upper limb should also yield similar responses as the principle of neurophysiological adaptation states that the SSC activation is similar in both upper and lower extremities (5, 18).
The authors highlight drills to improve basic movement skills, as well as the latest research using plyometric exercise to screen for injury risk, prevent ACL injury in females, and fully rehabilitate athletes for return to their sport/art in a timely fashion.
However, whether or not plyometric exercise results in a PEH response is relatively unknown.
This plyometric exercise helps you build bone density--and it's tonsa fun, too.
(40) Rehabilitation of the rotator cuff in this case initially began as isometric exercises through manual resistance provided by the practitioner then progressed to dynamic strengthening exercises and eventually plyometric exercise.
From a performance program design standpoint, one might argue that single-leg plyometric training is "dangerous" due to the levels of force absorbed upon impact, yet a sprint is technically a plyometric exercise that athletes perform hours on end each week the year round.
What you can do with a medicine ball is called plyometric exercise. This involves stretching a muscle (as when you squat before you jump to shoot a basket) and the contracting it suddenly or "explosively" as you jump.
Plyometric exercise is an unfortunately complicated term that is sometimes overlooked as we struggle to keep fitness activities fresh and interesting.
(18.) Fatouros IG, Jamurtas AZ, Leontsini D, Taxildaris K, et al: Evaluation of plyometric exercise training, weight training, and their combination on vertical jumping performance and leg strength.
(2012) evaluated the effectiveness of resistance training with additional plyometric exercises (n = 8) and electromyostimulation plus plyometric exercise (n = 9).