For those using plyometrics to improve their running speed, both for short and long distance
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I know the concept of plyometrics is to condition the muscles for quick and powerful movements (like jump squats and variations of push-ups). Is it safe to combine this intense variation of movements with weights?
The answer is yes. The question...
Plyometrics originated as a training method in the secretive eastern block countries where it was referred to as 'jump training.'
As the eastern block countries rose to become powerhouses in sports, plyometric training was credited for...
Hello everyone I'm new to this tribe, also tribesports itself. I'm hoping to become stronger, lean, and ripped. I'm completely changing my daily lifestyle which isn't the healthiest and am trying to get back to my awesome 5k times I used to have.
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I'm a distance runner.
Sheila G answered the question How deep should the squat be when doing plyometric exercises?
Hips and knees in line parallel to the ground...challenge accepted, hahaha, not quite there yet with the jump squat. I'll get there eventually.
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Shane D answered the question How deep should the squat be when doing plyometric exercises?
Your flexability, form and fitness will determine that. Generally (with good form) your thighs should be about parallel with the ground. Since it's a bodyweight movement the risk of strain is less than when you are d...
Jeremy O answered the question How deep should the squat be when doing plyometric exercises?
Hips should be at least in line with your knees. Good for you if you can go further, but thats seems to feel right for me.
Jarod C answered the question How deep should the squat be when doing plyometric exercises?
Sheila, I never go past my thighs parallel to the ground...make sure when you squat, your knees do go past your feet. Bend at the waist and keep your back straight.
I can do deep squats with good form if I do them slowly. Any suggestions?
I need an intervention...I'm addicted to plyometrics!!! I don't really run but I started doing some plyo/HIIT with a trainer to get a head start on the ballhockey season...sprinting is mandatory! Hopefully I won't have the urge to purge after the...
I currently have a trainer to help me compete in HIIT races such as the Spratan Race and Tough Mudder. Our workout consist of Plyometrics. How it works is: First choose about 10 different exercises(but they dont need to be extremely different, suc...
I am new to Plyometrics so need a bit of help especially at this time of the tartar when running is harder with the cooler weather any assistance improving would be great want to up my 10k times and also try for a half marathon next year!
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