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Jump Your Way to Fitness (VIDEO)

Posted by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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Plyometrics also known as jump training is what is used to condition athletes but is also excellent for cardio, strength training and toning. It is one of very few routines that can help you get results quickly.

There are plyometric workouts for all ages and fitness levels.

The ACE (American Council on Exercise) studies have shown that plyometric training can improve:

  • Leg strength
  • Muscle power
  • Balance
  • Agility
  • Bone density
  • Body weight
  • Overall tone

The most common and easiest of plyometric exercises is jump roping.
The following video is great for beginners and intermediate fitness levels but can be increased/decreased in intensity for a high/low impact workout. This is just a sample of the many plyometric exercises you can do.

Have you ever done or do you do plyometrics?

If you do, which exercises do you find particularly challenging?

For the remainder of this challenge, I challenge you to add in at least 2 plyometric exercises to your daily workout routine.

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by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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t1gger143
by Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM
I tried and sprained my already weak ankle. Dr told me I shouldn't be jumping around. Smh!
frankiesma530
by Bronze Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I love jumping rope lol I think that's the one I'd be most likely incorporate into a routine. The jump lunges are really hard, I don't like regular lunges either so that one isn't going to happen lol

Moms_Angels1960
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 12:53 PM

With my back I don't do any jumping around.

young_lv_mom
by Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:07 PM
I have never even heard of it (but I don't get out much). I am going to give that a try here soon to see how I like it. Thanks for the info.
AspensMama1537
by Bronze Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:13 PM
Its been awhile since I have done some.
buttercup24
by Jenna on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:43 PM
I love to jump rope but I need to go buy one lol
othermom
by Silver Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 2:25 PM

No I have never done anything like that

lhlady517
by Bronze Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 3:37 PM

injuries to my knees have me doing plyos in a gentler way. I use the rebounder and when I do things like skaters, I do them slower and very carefully.

Crashmonster1
by Bronze Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 3:45 PM

I have done pylo.  but I rarely will ever do it.  This body doesnt jump well however it would definately help me change of my routines and challenge my body when I do get back to my normal fitness.  As an athlete I know it is vital to continue to challenge myself for growth :)

ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 4:23 PM
I need to add this after I fully heal my ankles!!
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