Have you heard about plyometric movement? It is a quick and powerful move that starts with muscle lengthening and followed by muscle shortening.
This movement increases muscular power, which translates to higher jumps and faster sprint times. Combining the move with resistance training is a way to maximize power and performance, but as a general rule, if you lift heavy one day then you should skip plyometric training on that day.
Plyometric movement will improve your muscular speed and power. And with power and speed comes muscular strength gains!
Some of plyometric exercises for the lower body are:
- Tuck Jumps
- Squat Jumps
- Box Jump
- Depth Jumps
The goal is to get higher, utilizing your leg strength to improve the height of your jump.
- Clapping Pushups
- Medicine Ball Chest Press Throw
- Overhead Throws