If you have ever done plyometrics (jump training) then you know its a great workout! One of the fittest celebrities out there (Jessica Beil) uses jump training to increase her calorie burning. She burns 100 calories in just 10 minutes by doing plyometrics.
Known originally as “jump training” and sometimes referred to as “reactive training,” Plyos have their roots in Europe. However, it was Fred Wilt, an American track and field coach, who coined the term “Plyometrics” in 1975. This workout consists of a series of high powered explosive jumps. In many respects Plyometrics mirrors many of our childhood activities like kicking, throwing and catching balls, playing tag, hopping, jumping, and skipping rope. Re-creating these typical childhood activities, on a much more intense level, will help you burn more calories in less time and will increase your overall strength. According to Self Magazine, you can burn 100 calories in 10 minutes of a plyometrics workout. Be sides looking better, you’ll punch harder, swing a club or bat faster, and be more agile. Plyos are so vital; no fitness routine is complete without them!
Visit the following site to watch videos that outline how you can easily begin a Plyometrics routine. The best part about it, no gym membership required.
I use plyometrics in my own workouts and my clients workouts. Jump training helps confuse the muscle into burning more calories. If you are feeling daring, then try doing 2 different weight lifting exercises back to back. Then follow these with some kind of plyometric activity. You can even do simple plyomtetrics, such as, jumping jacks, jumping rope, jump squats and many other simple exercises.