Plyometrics are exercises that use explosive bodyweight exercises to increase anaerobic capacity and strength. These types of exercises require you to
put a large amount of strain on your muscles as well as your cardiovascular system. Good balance along with the spatial awareness are required in these
types of exercises which makes them perfect for mixed martial arts fighters because both of these elements are required when fighting.
Some of the most common types of plyometric exercises include medicine ball side throws. This exercise will provide your core with an in depth workout.
Doing medicine ball throws will require you to have a partner. This will benefit the both of you as you are both doing the same type of exercise.
Depth jumps are also a popular method of plyometric training. This type of exercise requires you to tense your muscle in as you jump off of a short
platform and then jump onto a larger one. This type of exercise can result in injuries if done incorrectly, so having proper form is very important if
you plan on attempting this type of exercise.
Stair jumps are also a plyometric exercise that works your glutes, abs and quads. This type of exercise requires you to start by jumping two stairs at
once and when you feel comfortable and have reached a level where two stairs are relatively easy, it is suggested that you try to jump three or more
stairs at once. Landing properly is very important when you are doing stair jumps, landing in a squat position will help you maintain your balance.
Plyometric pushups are another popular form of plyometric training. These types of pushups are great when you want to work out your upper body. If done
incorrectly though, shoulder injuries may occur. It is important that you have the proper format and warm up before attempting to do this exercise.
Plyometric improves your levels of power and agility which makes it perfect for people who are training in the mixed martial arts. There are a lot of
dangers and risk of injury when doing this type of training but if done correctly the benefits greatly outweigh the risk. Because of the amount of
stress that is placed on the muscles during workouts, it is important that you start slow and increase your levels at a steady level. Also having the
proper form will help reduce the risk of injury. If you do experience an injury it is important that you ice and elevate your injured limb. If the pain
worsens it is highly suggested that you seek medical advice.
If you are considering plyometric training, you should consider a professional to find out what exactly it requires and what is involved in the
process. Having someone monitor your exercise when you begin is also important. This will help you become aware of the proper stance and how to do the
exercises in the correct manner. Choosing someone who has experience in this category will be a great addition to your workout.