Become a Better Runner with 5 Plyometric Exercises
More and more people are seeing the benefits of running, whether it’s out on the road, through nature, or in the gym. Running helps in many ways that make it one of the most effective and rewarding exercises around. Coupled with stretching, it can be a full body workout you can do almost anywhere.
Now there looks to be another form of exercise to add to the runners repertoire.
Plyometrics are almost the opposite to stretches, they rely on exerting the maximum amount of force on your body in a short period of time, which helps to improve your speed and power. This article at Breaking Muscle has more:
Plyometrics are typically used to improve power and speed for sports that rely on those qualities. Sports like football, basketball, and sprinting. Unfortunately, this mode of exercise has been so pigeonholed that its benefits to other sports has been ignored. Running is a perfect example. When broken down, running is best seen as essentially jumping from one foot to the other. Incorporating plyometric exercise into an overall training plan will allow runners to increase their pace and to run more efficiently.
Hopefully I’ve perked up your interest, now if you’re asking “what plyometric exercises are there for runners?” The article’s got you covered, with the five best moves for running, including descriptions and videos.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.