I love switching up my workouts. One way that I do that is by incorporating plyometrics – typically on Sundays, but it can be any day of the week.
Plyometrics don’t require a lot of equipment and sometimes, no equipment at all, to get in a good workout. You can use a bench, dumbells, kettle bells, jump rope or just your body. It’s really up to you.
What are plyometrics?
Plyometrics (also known as jump training) is a form of exercise that is used with Olympic athletes and has quickly caught on as a very effective way to increase muscular strength and explosiveness. In addition to it’s conditioning benefits, plyometrics have the ability to reduce the force of impact on the joints by strengthening the muscles around them.
A couple of my favorites are jump squats and jump lunges.
15 minute plyo workout
You’ve only got a few minutes. What can you do?
First of all, you should do something. A lot of people think 15 minutes is not enough time to do anything that will make a difference, but that’s not true.
Here’s a workout I put together.
A plyo workout will get your heart rate up very quickly. You can burn calories and get a sweat in a short amount of time.
What are your favorite plyo exercises?