Plyometrics is an exercise type that is useful in producing fast-twitch muscle fibers, powerful movments, and improve the functions of the neuro-muscular nervous system. Simply put, they help you achieve better in sport. In short, plyometrics load and contract a muscle in rapid sequence. They require strength, elasticity, and innervation of the muscle to jump higher, throw farther, run faster, or hit harder. Plyometric training can increase the speed at which a muscle contracts, thereby increasing athletic performance on the field.
A training regimine that incorporates weight training AND plyometrics has been shown to be the most successful for athletes. Try working some of these plyometric exercises into your workout plan today and watch how quickly your body begins coverting strength to speed.