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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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, ...

Master the Stretch-Shortening Cycle to Sprint Faster and Jump Higher

When you hear the term "plyometric," you might think of jumping or jump training. However, plyometric is defined as an action that causes a muscle to ...

Squat Jumps: Build Explosiveness With This Simple Lower-Body Exercise

Before discussing the benefits of jump squats, we need to explore what the benefits of Olympic lifting and athletic development. Olympic lifting is a...

Plyometric Exercises for Runners

Picture yourself on the starting line of a race. You're in the blocks. You pull back to create eccentric motion in the lower leg before firing forward...

3 Unbreakable Plyometric Training Rules

Plyometrics are the fastest way to turn the strength you build in the weight room into speed and explosiveness on the field. They're also incredibly e...

4 Training Tips to Improve Balance and Coordination

Your proprioception, or sense of physical self, is what allows you to move naturally throughout the world, go through motions, or participate in...

Improve Your Explosiveness With a Plyo Warm-Up

Plyometrics are movements that involve large amounts of eccentric force with the goal of increasing speed/power in the form of shorter faster concentric...

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