Plyometric Circuits and Charts
PLYOMETRICS: 4-week bout in middle of Max Strength, August
- 4-week bout in Conversion-1, November
- 4-week bout in Maintenance-1, Mid-January to Mid-February
- Smaller, less dramatic/intense 1-2 day bouts occur Mid-September, Mid-December, end-February
WHAT IS PLYOMETRICS: Jump training exercises where muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time with the goal of increasing power (speed-strength). Focus is learning to move from a muscle extension to a contraction in a rapid or “explosive” manner.
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: While plyo exercises show benefits for reducing lower extremity injuries, there is a factor of increased injury due to the large force generated during the exercise. Should ONLY be performed by well conditioned athletes under supervision, must have adequate rest periods in-between exercise bouts.
BENEFITS OF PLYOMETRICS: Improves muscular strength and jump abilities which therefore increases power.