Plyometrics have been an important part of training regimen throughout my life. I’ve been using these exercises ever since I was 12 and they became more crucial during my professional volleyball career. I have now become an expert in Plyometrics and Jump Training.
Plyometrics is the science examining the explosive movement generated by muscle power, popular in sports and performance training. Plyometrics exercises help your body to develop power through exercises that put some sort of load on your muscles, leading to a little elastic tension, before it is released. Because of this you are able to generate force in a short period of time, developing an explosive effect.
Plyometrics are generally associated with jump training and increasing vertical leap, however you can take those principles and apply it to your upper body, giving you more explosive power. This allows you to develop strength and muscle, while burning fat. I often supplement my regular workout routine with plyometrics exercises to shock my muscles.
Racquet sports such as tennis, badminton and squash, the throwing events in athletics, basketball, volleyball, rugby, and football, the martial arts and wrestling all require upper body power. Plyometrics drills can be used to convert an athlete’s maximal strength training into sport-specific power helping to further improve performance.
One such exercise in my arsenal is the Funk Plyo Push-ups, which targets the chest, shoulders and arms, while forcing you to engage your core muscles. In the end the exercise enhances the overall look of your chest.
HOW IT IS DONE -
3 sets of 20 reps. One rep equals one hand position.
MUSCLE GROUPS - Chest, Pectoralis Major, Pectoralis Minor, Triceps, Anterior Deltoid (Arms, Shoulders)