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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Before practices, I do plyometrics. Coach (Caloy Garcia) told me that I should be ready this conference.'
Fusion of the traditional yoga moves with tribal dance and plyometrics claims to greatly benefit both physical and mental wellbeing, reported the Independent.
"Ramp down on things like high-intensity interval training and plyometrics," says Calo.
Because of the possibility of injury and numerous different kinds of plyometrics readily available, it is wise to work with a physical exercise trainer if you intend to use them in your training.
A number of studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Plyometrics compared to non-exercising control groups.
Ten chapters are: the basketball player in motion; legs: where the game starts; lower back and core: the center of stability; upper-body strength and power: pulling exercises; upper-body strength and power: pushing exercises; explosive weight training for playing above the rim; plyometrics for a quicker first step and game reaction; rehabilitation for optimal return to play; injury prevention for avoiding the bench; putting it all together.
By simply changing body position or adding some plyometrics, you will always be able to progress it.
High-Powered Plyometrics appears in its second updated edition to pack in nearly eighty exercises for sport training, and is a top recommendation for any who would apply power training to athletic pursuits--and this means coaches, conditioning experts, and sports players alike.
Plyometrics, also known as "jump training" or "plyos", are exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing both speed and power.
PlyoJam is an innovative AAFA-certified cardio-dance workout designed by Jason Layden, which infuses dance into the body-shaping power of plyometrics. Plyometrics are exercises that make muscles use maximum exertion and strength in the briefest time possible, usually through rapid, high-intensity movements.
Having got through the plyometrics - for those reading for the !rst time it's a method of training that fuses power and speed exercises and it's diC/cult - it was then onto the fun stuPS.