Jump training, also known as plyometric training, is an effective way to build explosive power, stability and coordination. Not only does this type of training improve sports performance (e.g. running, basketball, tennis, free running, skiing, to name a few), it is also beneficial for general fitness – building stronger legs, adding intensity to workouts, and burning more calories.
Because jumping is a skill, it’s important to learn the basic technique of jumping and landing, before adding intensity and volume. If you are new to this type of training, speak to an EVO Personal trainer before trying the following workout. This circuit-style workout consists of 8 exercises performed back to back – but don’t be fooled by its simplicity! Although each exercise involves a jumping movement, you will feel the whole body engaging.
EQUIPMENT AND SET UP
Perform each of the following exercises in order, choosing one of the following levels that suits your ability and current fitness:
EASY – 1 round, moderate pace, 20s work:20s rest
MODERATE – 2 rounds, moderate pace, 20s work:20s rest
HARD – 3 rounds, fast pace, 20s work:10s rest
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