Plyometrics are actively used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike to improve strength of the muscle and power. A benefit of using plyometrics in your training regimen is that the intensity level can be varied, therefore it can be used by anyone wanting to improve their muscle strength no matter what the level of fitness. There are a wide range of exercises available and you can find those for which you do not need specialized equipment.
Plyometrics improves not only muscle endurance and strength but also increases the metabolic rate which leads to weight loss and improves the heart rate.
A person can burn more calories while indulging in plyometric than just cardio exercises. He/she can use the explosive strength with the plyometric principle. When talking about
future gains, when you do engage yourself in a core strength based training, you will surely learn that you are able to lift heavier.
The disadvantage that comes with plyometric exercises is that it is complimented with a relatively high risk of injuries. Since it’s a type that involves a lot of jumping and joint movements, it can have a damaging effect on your joints.
In order to minimize the risk of injuries it is best to start with basic exercises when starting out with Plyometrics. Right off the block is to learn the proper technique to take-off and land during a jump while doing plyometric drills. This can prevent ACL and ankle injuries. It teaches you the proper body position to maintain and how to be in control during landing.
You can start with simple exercises like Jump Squats, Broad and Truck Jumps and gradually progress to multiple jumps where you complete all the jumps without resting.