Plyometric training – what are the key success factors?

The Introduction

plyoPlyometrics are exercises that are designed to enhance muscle power, mainly through the use of jumping or rebounding activities. Examples are skipping, hopping, jumping and bounding. These types of exercises are commonly used by sprint runners and team sport athletes where strength, power and coordination are crucial. Numerous studies have shown improvements of between 5 and 15% in the vertical jump height of athletes who do plyometric training in addition to their normal training. However, no research has determined the key training success factors to enhance jump performance through using plyometric exercises. This excellent review analysed all the factors crucial to maximising your plyometric training.

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