365 Ways #272–Plyometrics

#272--At Triumph Training we jump. We also bound and hop and skip just like we did when we were kids. Why? Well, it’s fun. But these plyometric movements also teach proper landing mechanics and ground reaction time—critical concepts in the movement of the human body since impact forces that may cause injury only occur when you hit the ground, not when you’re in the air! And when you land correctly, your eccentrically loaded muscles store elastic energy. Immediately contracting those muscles allows you to use this energy for the next movement rather than allowing it to dissipate as heat. So plyometrics can make you more efficient, too. Maybe we should give the car companies a set of plyo boxes…

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