When Should I Start Doing Plyometrics? – Vertical Jump Training Tips and Tricks
Many vertical jump programs go wrong because they think the focus should only be strength when starting to train the vertical. While this can lead to improvement, it WILL NOT lead to the fastest improvements possible.
You still want to increase or at least maintain the contraction speed you can already do. You can do this by combining a strength focus with agility and plyometrics.
But wait! Have you heard from every “expert” that you have to squat 1.5 times your weight to even do plyometrics? This is not true. Your strength levels might dictate the intensity of plyometrics you might be able to perform, most (if not all) athletes at any strength level can profit from some type of plyometric training.
And actually, if you are performing in your sport then you are already doing plyometrics. Does this mean if you can’t squat 1.5 times your body weight, you shouldn’t be playing basketball, volleyball, or whatever your sport is? No.
There are easy ways to find out what level of plyometrics intensity is best for you, but the idea that that you are “unfit” for plyometric activity if you cannot squat 1.5 times your weight was most likely made up by someone who wanted to protect themselves from legal liability if the program injured someone, and thus perpetuated by every supposed trainer afterwards.
To be fair, improper use of plyometrics can be bad for the joints, but this is totally different from saying that if you cannot squat 1.5 times your weight, you cannot do plyometrics.
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This is a great warm up or fun exercise that shows you just how many things you can do WITHOUT even jumping the skipping rope. It is mostly releases, swings and wraps, with some turns and step-throughs as well. None of it is too hard to learn, and it is suitable when you have a knee injury or condition that prevents you from jumping rope or doing other plyometric activities.
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