Safety Considerations for Plyometric Exercises

Safety is a big concern when exercising. Taking extra consideration for safety while working out can help keep you injury free. Plyometric moves are a powerful exercise where safety considerations should be practiced in order to perform the moves correctly and without strain.

The hip flexor muscle can get an extra pounding from plyometric moves. Having good posture and form can help you prevent any discomforts while working out. If you start to feel a twinge or tightness, reduce the intensity of the move by eliminating the jumping and reduce the number of repetitions. A fitness manual is a great tool for adding plyometric exercises with pictures that show how to perform each move safely. A personal health trainer can also watch you perform your exercises to help you with form or suggest modifications to help you complete your workout safely. 

Be careful not to overdo it. Just because you feel like you could complete a rep of 50 plyometric moves does not mean that you should do it. Overtraining is the number one reason for sports injury. It is better to focus on lower repetitions executed with precision and power than to do as many as you can with bad form from fatigue. More does not always equal better. Quality is more important than quantity when doing plyometric exercises.

If you are new to plyometric exercises, seek out personal trainer tips from the professionals in your area. There are many different types of exercises that fall under plyometric moves. Squats, lunges, jumping jacks, push-ups, box jumps, skipping rope, and single leg hopping are all examples of plyometric exercises. Meeting with a master fitness trainer can help you personalize your workout and exercises to help you meet your personal fitness goals.

Taking safety precautions when working out helps to ensure lifelong of health, independence, and increased functional fitness. Take note of your form, be careful not to overdo it, and don’t be shy to ask for help from a fitness trainer to find out which plyometric moves are best for you in achieving your goals. 

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