Plyometric Basics

I’ve mentioned plyos before, among other things, so I figured I would start a series of little workout videos demonstrating some of my favorite moves.  Fortunately for me, I got to team up with fitness superstar Toneka Pires for giggles and a how-to on some exercises. I met Toneka years ago when we both trained with Cathy Savage, so it’s always a fun time when we reunite!

Plyometrics are a type of exercise designed to produce fast and powerful movements; they use explosive, fast-acting movements to develop muscular power and to improve overall speed.

Before you get started watching the video, just know that there are a bunch more plyometric exercises that can be done. We decided to demo these four as they seem to be the ones we do most often and can be done at home, at a gym or outside.

I don’t know why the video came out squished and widened, but whatever

Toneka and I both do our plyos on a day separate from all other workouts, say, on a Sunday.  The reason being is that they really wear you out – I’m usually useless for the rest of the day after a hard core plyo session!

Get cleared by your physician before you do any exercise routine :-)


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