Plyometric Training?

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    Jan 16, 2009 2:47 PM GMT
    Anyone have plyometric routines in their workout plan? What has your results been? I recently began a plyo routine in place of my cardio once a week and heard that they can shred you very quickly. Anyone experience that?
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    Jan 16, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    I implement a little plyo in my routine. Not necessarily to get shredded. It just helps me stay limber.

    On my leg days, after I do my workout, I finish off with some plyo.. ski jumpers, star jumps. And once in a while, I'll do wind sprints or indian runs.

    There's a lot of info on the net these days, especially with the popularity of cross-fit. You can also check this book out..

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/0880118466/
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    Jan 16, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    I do a lot of plyometrics early in my running season to help with leg turnover rate, and power before I get into actual speedwork. I would not say they in and of themselves will get you shredded, but they can increase power, speed, and agility.
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    Jan 17, 2009 2:53 AM GMT
    I swear by plyos! I take an hour class that involves primarily plyometrics and have definitely noticed an improvement in my cardiovascular and muscular endurance...not too mention running speed.

    Try it!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 17, 2009 4:49 AM GMT
    I only have three plymoetric exercises (so far) and did them with my trainer on Wednesday. I have been experiencing some soreness behind my left knee. Any advice to help alleviate this?
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    Jan 17, 2009 6:14 AM GMT
    A. Tell your trainer, stop for a few days, and if it still hurts contact a doctor.
    Ice it.

    B. Before working out do a 5-10 minute light warm up followed by stretching.

    C. Get a foam roller, or tennis ball and roll out your IT bands, quads, hamstrings, and glutes. Usually knee problems are caused by something being too tight


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    Jan 18, 2009 2:54 PM GMT
    I am adamant about following my workout routine and did my plyo's again yesterday. Sad to say, I am still experiencing pain in my left knee. I work retail and stand up for hours on end, is it possible it could be related to that? I purchased some mineral ice and that seemed to soothe it a bit.