Plyometric Training: Why Should You Do It?
The term plyometric training refers to short-interval speed-strength training, performed with body weight alone or with small weights. In plyometrics the muscles and tendons extend and contract rapidly. Because of the extending and contracting, the power generation in the movement is greater than in exercises which rely solely on a pushing force – such as the squat. The efficiency of this training method is based on the way that our tissues store energy, release elastic energy, and the reflexes and the quick response of the body, which may contribute to power generation.
How Plyometric Training Improves Quick Strength
Plyometric training is beneficial for most individual sporting programs. It improves the quick power generation, affects sprinting and short distance running positively, as well as improves the mineral density and strength of the bones, when practiced continuously over a longer period of time. In addition to this, the statistics show that training programs containing polymetrics lead to fewer injuries.
Studies show that a combined maximum strength and speed strength training produces broader and more extensive personal development than either of these training methods alone.
Method Makia Plyometrics
Plyometric training has been mainly researched through different jumps, such as the drop-down jump and the static squat jumps. Simply combining the plyometric training with strength training has brought forward great performance results.
The Method Makia training programs utilize an appropriate amount of plyometric exercises for both the legs and the upper body. The program will define which exercises are the best for you, individually. Once your resiliency improves, you will be introduced to more demanding training program.
History of Plyometric Training
The Soviet Union scientist Yuri Verkoshanky is often considered as the father of plyometric training. Necessity is often a catalyst for innovation, and such is the case with Verkoshanky as well. By the end of 50’s, he was frustrated with the unefficient high jumping winter training. As there was no access to an indoors training space, he started to brainstorm alternative ways of training. At the time, skiing was used as a winter training method for high jumpers, which Verkoshanky suspected was far from optimal.
When the spring blossomed again, Verkoshanky’s coachees were in a fantastic shape, raising the bar of the whole sports higher. The skeptics had to admit the efficiency of plyometric training.
Raise the Bar with Method Makia Training!
You should start high-intensity plyometric training with approximately 80 to 120 contacts, divided into two separate training sessions. The progressive overload and stimulus variation are essential elements in plyometric training, as well. In addition, it is equally important to train only when you are well-rested – You should have several days between your individual high-intensity plyometric training sessions.
Method Makia training combines maximum intensity exercises with plyometric and mobility training in a periodized and comprehensive manner.
Our training improves your strength, flexibility, and resilience, and is beneficial for you, no matter which sports you are doing!