This next feature in my new Powerful Plyo series will give you some basic tips on technique and workout to get the very best form your Plyometric Ultimate Conditioning Workout. Then we get started with a warm up routine….try it out!
As mentioned in my introductory feature, Plyometrics is a high intensity, high impact workout programme. Always practice the technique before attempting the workout so that you learn to control the flow of the leap – taking off from your toes and landing quietly on the balls of the feet. We want to minimise the risk of injury and make the workout more enjoyable to perform.
Try it out with a jump squat
• Lower bottom down and back into squat
• Power up through the legs, pushing off the ground with the toes
• Land on the ball of the foot
• Drop heel down and lower back down into squat
Do it a few more times to get it right.
With all this jumping around you are going to do, make sure you eat at least an hour before doing a Plyometric workout – this will give you the energy you need and help avoid cramp and discomfort.