The Benefits of Plyometrics + a Few of the Best Exercises to Get You Started
Benefits of Plyometrics: Why Is It Controversial?
The Benefits of Plyometrics: What Are They?
Why Does it Controversially?
What are the main advantages of plyometric exercise compared with other types of physical activity? How do they differ from each other and how much can one benefit from them at once? These are some questions which have been asked many times over the years. Some experts believe that the benefits of plyometrics are not enough to justify their high cost. Others claim that there is no harm if done regularly. Still others say that there is a danger of injury due to too much stress placed on joints during plyometric exercises.
In any case, the question remains whether or not these benefits outweigh the risks.
If so, then why does it cause controversy?
One reason may be because it is difficult to measure the exact benefits of plyometrics. Another reason might be that people tend to overestimate the benefits while underestimating the risks. A third possibility could be that people tend to underestimate the risks while overestimating the benefits.
It is very hard to quantify exactly what happens in your body when you perform certain activities.
For example, how much does running affect your heart rate? How much does your heart rate vary from one runner to another, or from one running activity to another?
Your heart rate is regulated by a complex system of hormones and other chemicals. It also depends on many other factors, such as blood flow, temperature, your position and many other things. There is reason to believe that plyometrics can improve several of these factors.
There are several different schools of thought about the effects of plyometrics on the human body.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Jumping into plyometrics (DA Chu – 1998 – books.google.com)
- Determining variables of plyometric training for improving vertical jump height performance: a meta-analysis (ESS de Villarreal, E Kellis, WJ Kraemer… – The Journal of …, 2009 – journals.lww.com)
- The effects of land vs. aquatic plyometrics on power, torque, velocity, and muscle soreness in women (LE Robinson, ST Devor, MA Merrick… – Journal of Strength and …, 2004 – academia.edu)
- Plyometric exercise in the rehabilitation of athletes: physiological responses and clinical application (TL Chmielewski, GD Myer, D Kauffman… – Journal of Orthopaedic & …, 2006 – jospt.org)