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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The 10 Best Plyometric Exercises for Athletes

Plyometric training is a great way for athletes to build explosive power. Performing plyometrics one to three times a week can increase your vertical...

Don't Overlook Horizontal Force Production for Sports Success

Being able to apply the right amount of force in the appropriate direction at the appropriate time is critical to sports success. If we jump to cat...

3 Jammer Exercises to Make You More Explosive

Love the concept of the Jammer training tool but don't have the equipment piece? Us, too. That's why we messed around and came upon this one: The Poor...

Why 'False Stepping' Can Actually Make You Faster

The false step has been a natural enemy of coaches across many sports for decades. Why waste time taking a step backwards when you need to move forwar...

How Often Should Athletes Do Jump Training? And How Many Reps Should They Do?

This piece is the final installment of a series on plyometric and jump training. Direct links to the previous pieces: 1, 2, 3, 4. We've covered a l...

This Training Technique Will Lift Your Depth Jumps to the Next Level

The standard Depth Jump as has been a staple in just about every elite coach's program for decades now. The move involves stepping off an elevated sur...

Why the Incredible Benefits of Jump Training Go Far Beyond a Higher Vertical

This article is Part 1 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes Jump training is one of the most...

Why Great Baseball Players Are Built in the Fall

With the fall season right around the corner, I thought this would be a great time for me to talk about the importance of early offseason training. ...

Hack Your Biology and Increase Your Vertical Jump With the Depth Drop to Box Jump

The best way to improve your vertical jump is by doing plyometric training. This type of training includes ballistic hops, skips and jumps that enh...

Top Strength Coaches Used to Love These Exercises—Now They Know Better

As a trainer, progression is everything. Just as exercises have progressions, it's your responsibility to continually evolve your education, methods, ...

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