One of my favorite parts of spring in the Northeast is the change of temperature and the almost palpable taste of renewal. For me, its an energy boost in most aspects of my life; I tend to eat cleaner, workout harder, smile more, meditate more mindfully, and achieve personal goals faster. When I think of my workouts during Springtime, I like to get outside and move my body about in planes of motion that are undisturbed without space restrictions and confinement as in an indoor gym situation may be. We all know I love the FITNUT Kettle Bell Flow workouts, but I also thrive on my cardio coming from HIIT with plyometric training.
Plyometric training, formally known as jump training, is easily described as explosive movements of maximum force in short intervals of time. Think jumping rope, plyo box jumps, lateral bound shuffles, squat jumps, and clapping push ups. Plyometric exercises have three distinct components: an eccentric, an amortization, and a concentric phase that releases the explosive force.
The benefits of plyo training are increasing jump height, distance, speed, agility, quickness, and strength to name a few. Not for the beginner, and not for a daily routine as your legs will need a rest from all of the power exerted, plyos should be incorporated If you are really looking to put some literal spring into your step…
Here is a fantastic routine that will get your body full-on schooled of the benefit of this killer training: Perform each of the following exercises for 30 seconds at maximum power with 10 seconds of rest in between and a full minute of rest after the last exercise then repeat 5x for a total of 6 sets. This is roughly 21 minutes of “work” that will leave your body on FIRE!