So you’ve done all the training: muscle strengthening, speed work at track, increased the running mileage, what’s missing then ??

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So you’ve done all the training: muscle strengthening, speed work at track, increased the running mileage, what’s missing then ??
The next step is Plyometrics
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To find out more about plyometrics please read on 😀

What is plyometric training?
Unlike typical strength training exercises that involve long, slow movements designed to increase muscular strength and mass, plyometric training consists of quick, explosive movements designed to increase speed and power.
This can be achieved through performing multiple exercises that focus on training our bodies and brains to activate more muscle fibers, more quickly, in order to increase the efficiency and speed of our muscle contractions. Doing so will ultimately increase our power.

Plyometric exercises require a lot of energy, because they are highly intense. They utilize the whole body and activate most muscle groups, therefore burning many calories in a single session and aiding in weight loss. The repetitive landing causes your entire leg muscles to contract, helping to improve overall tone and definition. Plyometrics combine strength training and cardiovascular exercise, allowing you to “kill two birds with one stone.”

The activity spurs a physical response from the neurological system that changes the elastic capability of the muscle. Your muscle is able to stretch and contract rapidly, and when enough force is applied to the stretching function, the muscle will contract with more force. Applying the proper force occurs with bursting movements such as jumping or pushing. The higher rate of force development will show a rise in muscular power and force.

The benefits of plyometrics reach deeper than muscle, new research is finding that explosive movements also benefit bone structure. The body’s bones are constantly being rebuilt in order to maintain their density. The best way to turn on that process is to place a healthy amount of stress on them with plyometric movements. Bones begin to lose their density in a person’s thirties and will decrease between one and two percent each year!!Increasing bone density prior to the age of thinning will lower a person’s risk for osteoporosis.

So you’ve done all the training: muscle strengthening, speed work at track, increased the running mileage, what’s missing then ??

If you would like to enquire about my Personal Training services then get in touch today! 07522 762 886 or riccardo@rikfitness.co.uk

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