Plyometrics seem to be all the rage in the world of bikini competitors and it is no wonder! They’re a fantastic way to burn fat, increase fitness, power, strength and agility and add a bit of variety into your workout plan. I tend to do some plyometrics on booty day or throw them in between sets as a form of active recovery to really get my heart rate going crazy. Try adding some plyometric moves into your training sessions and reap the rewards! Article below from bodybuilding.com on why YOU should be plyo-ing!
Plyometric exercises stimulate several different muscle groups at the same time. Although plyos are generally used to improve athletic performance, they can also be used to improve fat loss, strength and endurance. Plyometric exercises are great for challenging your fast-twitch muscle fibers, coordination and agility. All these things work together to help transform fat into lean muscle while elevating your heart rate and igniting a caloric burn!
These exercises are very high impact, so proceed with caution if you decide to implement them into your training regimen. There’s a lot of jumping involved, and it’s relatively easy to twist an ankle, sprain a knee, or herniate a bulging disk.
Introducing plyometrics into your cardio routine can spice up your workout. Plyometric training challenges your muscles, nerves, and tendons because you need explosive power to perform the repetitions. You’ll burn twice as many calories and have way more fun than plodding away on a treadmill or stair-master.
And here’s one by one of my favourite fitness models, Courtney Prather: