How This Helps
What is it? It is exercise that includes jump with legs or hands.
How does it work? Plyometric exercises require much more energy than other type of workout. Landing phase of plyometric exercise includes shock absorption by muscles that also require work. All of this additional load turns on metabolic response and body burns more calories after workout.
Plyometric workout can include jump on the feet and jump on the arms. To jump on the feet you can do squat jump, box jump, tuck jump, lateral jump or any other type of jump. To jump on the arms you can choose any variation of push up with jump at the end, clap push up, plyometric pull up and clap pull up.
Good technique of the jump includes deep soft squat that allows muscles to absorb the power of the squat and protects joints and connective tissues. You should spend additional time for warming up the joints that will participate in jumping and lending. Research demonstrated that there is no need to jump higher than 30 inches.
It is a good idea to ask fitness professional to help you at the beginning if you want to try plyometric exercise.
Wide variety or publications reported scientific studies on variety of demographic groups including male and female, children, adults, professional athletes and obese population.
Science and Research
Research has proven that plyometric exercise helps to increase metabolic rate and increase fat burning.