Plyometrics Articles

Build explosion and get more athletic with plyometrics. STACK has some of the country's best athletes working through their training programs, showing you how to perform exercises that can help you jump higher and run faster. Read on to discover more about plyometrics and learn how they can help you perform better once the whistle blows.

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4 Proven Strategies to Increase Your Vertical Jump for Basketball

As we watch high-flying basketball players soaring on the basketball court, we get the sense that the ability to jump and fly is something you have or...

How NFL Athletes Get Explosive With Plyometric Training

In nearly every professional sport, the ability to accelerate explosively and jump are critical skills towards the path of success. Whether you are a...

How to Select the Correct Box Height for Depth Jumps

The depth jump is, in the bell-curve majority of cases, the greatest exercise that one can perform to improve their vertical jump. It is also one of the...

WATCH: J.J. Watt Shows Off His Post-Surgery Progress by Jumping Onto a Massive Box

All-Pro Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is back in the gym and showing everyone that his recent "groin" surgery is a thing of the past. The s...

5 Essential Plyometrics For Speed

Plyometrics for speed, which focus on the stretch shortening cycle, are an effective exercise for supplementing a speed training program. Anyone...

Are Bodybuilding Workouts Appropriate for Athletes?

Are Bodybuilding Workouts Appropriate for Athletes? The short answer is no. There are, however parts of bodybuilding workouts that we, as athletes, can...

WATCH: Norwegian Sprinter Ezinne Okparaebo Scales 28 Stadium Steps in Four Jumps

Norwegian sprinter Ezinne Okparaebo is busy training for the upcoming Olympics in Rio, and she is not joking around with plyometrics. Training for sho...

Female Athletes: 3 Plyometric Exercises That Prevent Knee Injuries

Since female athletes are 3.5 times more susceptible to ACL injuries, their is a necessity for a plyometric program to reduce injury. A plyometric...

3 Advanced Plyometric Exercises for Elite Speed and Power

Do you ever wonder what allows Olympic track and field athletes to jump as high, and sprint as fast as they do? It's all about producing extremely high...

Why You Need Plyometrics in Addition to Strength Training

Plyometrics teach your muscles to exert maximum force in minimum time. If you think this sounds like the benefits of strength training, you're right...

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