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Plyometric Exercises

SHA Wellness Clinic
July 22, 2015


If you are someone who has already started training but want to run faster, lift more weight or just feel better, you need a workout that combines aerobics and strength exercises. Focus on this new fitness trend: plyometric exercises. They are the secret of the best athletes to enhance their performance effectively in the shortest possible time.

These are simple exercises originally designed for power athletes such as gymnasts and football players and they involve energetic jumps, delimited movements and repetitive strength exercises. So the muscles contract and shorten, and then they stretch and lengthen, producing the maximum power, perfect for sport situations.


  • Muscles tonification
  • Fat Burning.
  • They activate the relaxation and excitement muscle system.
  • Cardiovascular function improvement.
  • Accelerate metabolism.
  • Improve power, speed and resistance.


Plyometric exercises are simple so you can make them anywhere, however, they require a lot of energy because they are very intense and they use all parts of the body. That’s why they are very effective because they burn lots of calories in one session and help weight loss. They are the perfect training for many people because they combine strength and cardio exercises.


Some examples of plyometrics exercises are:

Lower Body – These exercises try to reach higher using the strength of the legs.

  • Tuck jumps
  • Squat Jumps
  • Jumping box
  • Diving depth


Upper Body – These exercises are made to gain strength and muscle tone.

  • Clap pushups
  • Balloon launch
  • Airdrops





It’s important to be careful while practicing this exercises due to high risk of injury. It’s recommended that beginners take special care and start with soft and low intensity exercises and advance gradually. You can safely make these exercises once or twice a week on non-consecutive days, starting with a previous soft 10 minutes training .



Now you know the best athletes’ secret, we encourage you to join this new fitness trend and achieve your goals!


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