Plyometrics for Speed and Agility: Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons of Jump Training...

Plyometrics is sometimes referred to as 'jump training' and usually incorporated into speed and agility workout routines.

Plyometric exercise utilization is a great way to supplement your speed and agility training routine. Like many workout methods, its greatest strength is its 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 poor form in plyometrics or with the wrong population can cause serious injury. So, is it right for your client athletes? Weigh the pros and cons and do your homework before implementing plyometrics into your exercise prescriptions.


  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

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