Looking for plyometric drills or plyometric training routines? Plyometrics can be good warm up exercises before running, help build fast twitch muscles and are good for power training. There is information here for the young athlete as well as weight training for older men… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.
Boosting muscle and tendon strength with plyometric training
The drop or depth jump is a ‘plyometric’ exercise. It’s designed like other similar dynamic exercises to boost the power output of your muscles (and in particular their fast twitch fibre).
This drill is great for developing uni-lateral (one foot) coordination as it challenges the movement skills of athletes. Hopping drills are also great for developing lower leg strength and power.
How to tailor a plyometric programme to the needs of specific sports, with the emphasis on younger athletes and the sport of basketball
Why plyometrics can enhance sport performance over and above simple resistance training
Increasing your speed and power through contrast training
Good jumping ability is a prerequisite for superior performance
Boost the power output of your muscles
The theory and practice of improving your jumping ability
Plyometric type exercises for power and speed are used with great effect but how useful are they for footballers?
The depth jump
Highly sprung – maximising tendon health for running performance
Plyometric Exercises to Make You Jump Higher and Further
Plyometrics Training: The drop depth jump
Sandbags are an effective low cost alternative to medicine ball. This drill is alternative to the conventional shoulder press with a barbell, expect you accelerate through the movement allowing for greater power development. You can adjust the weight of the sandbag to suit your strength goals.
A progression from the One Foot in Each Rung drill, challenges the speed of co-ordination of the athlete. Have the athlete perform the drill correctly by asking them to start off slowly to get a feel of the movement.
The Benefits of Aquatic Plyometrics
There is doubt over how useful plyometric training is for upper body development
Complex training: The potentiation effect - can one training mode really enhance another?
Plyometric training closely mimics both the movement pattern and the speed of execution of actual sports performance
Strength training: comparing the effects of a traditional strength programme with plyometric training
Upper body strength training using plyometrics