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Introduction to Plyometrics

Today we’re gonna talk about some introductory plyometrics plyometrics are extremely important to add into your regimen to increase load and resiliency for the tendons, muscle tissue, and the bone. Plyometrics help in the transition from rehab to performance. We need to be able to store and release energy efficiently to get that performance gain that we’re looking for out of running and other sport. So, first thing we start with is just a double leg hop, or po-go jump. Start out by going up and down, transition this into of forward and back and then side to side. Easy progression here is just to transition it into a single leg exercise! Remember running is a single leg sport so, everything needs to transition to that.

  1. Double Leg Po- Go Jumps x 30 seconds in each direction

  2. Single Leg Po-Go Jumps x 30 seconds in each direction

  3. Modifications can be made to duration and cadence of jumping. Progressing beats per minute (bpm) from 150 to 120 or beyond.

Here at Peak Endurance Performance & Physical Therapy we help active adults in the Madison Area get back to the activities they love without pain or limitations. We see people of all ages, ability levels, and individuals trying to get back to a multitude of movements including: getting back into running, women postpartum, CrossFit athletes, climbers, gymnasts, wrestlers, overhead athletes, and your recreational weekend warrior. If you’re looking to get back to the activities that give you meaning, relieve stress, and make you feel like you again, feel free to reach out below and we’ll see if we’re the right fit for you.