Plyometrics for Speed and Agility? Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons of Jump Training...

Plyometrics is sometimes referred to as 'jump training' (although, that is not all inclusive) and is usually incorporated into speed and agility workout routines. Below, we have listed some of the pros and cons for your consideration.


1.)  Improves Dynamic Movement Performance

2.)  Utilizes Mostly Fast Twitch Muscle Fiber

3.)  Simulates Sports Impact


1.)  High-Impact:  Risk of Acute Injury

2.)  Not Appropriate for All Ages and Populations

3.)  Not Appropriate for Athletes with Some Chronic Injuries

Plyometric exercise utilization is a great way to supplement your speed and agility training routine.  Like many workout methods, it's greatest strength is it's greatest weakness.  It is extremely high impact!  This is great for developing dynamic speed in healthy young athletes.  But, even healthy athletes must be closely monitored for correct form.  Using plyometrics in incorrect form or with the wrong population can cause serious injury.  So, is it right for your athlete clients?  Weigh the pros and cons and do your homework before implementing plyometrics into your exercise prescriptions!

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