Plyometrics incorporate high-speed muscle contractions and extensions to build strength, balance, and agility. Basketball, football, and soccer players, as well as runners and track and field athletes all use plyometrics to improve their performances. If youre adding plyometrics to your workout routine, youll need to make sure that you wear the right plyometric training shoes for the best results and to avoid injuries.First of all, to gain a better understanding of why you might not want to do plyometrics in your normal training shoes, lets go over a few plyometric exercises. Examples of Plyometric Training Exercises You Can Do with Strength Shoes When your coach takes you through a plyometrics workout, youll most likely start with simple reps, like squats, lunges, and high-knee quicksteps. Youll also do a few more involved movements and exercises, like these. Burpees Stand with your feet parallel, hip-width apart. Squat down and place your hands on the ground on either side of your feet. Jump your feet back into plank position. Jump forward into your squatting position again. Finish by jumping up to standing position. Tire Jumping This doesnt require you to have tires. Youll just pretend that there are two sets of tractor tires in front of you and that you have to jump/run over them. Imagine the training montages in movies about whipping recruits into shape for the army. This exercise is like a high-knee quickstep, but with more lateral motion. Jump-Switch Lunges Youll start in a neutral, standing stance. Step forward into a lunge with your right foot. Instead of stepping forward with your left foot to get out of the lunge, youre going to jump up and switch legs while youre in the air. Then youre going to do it again, and again. Training Shoe Essentials Plyometrics involves a lot of jumping. That means that youre going to want to do it in supportive, shock absorbent shoes.
Youre going to want more ankle support than you would for running, as running involves controlled leaps forward. With plyometrics, you have a lot more chances to roll your ankle and hurt yourself than you do with lifting and other forms of strength training, too. Your plyometric shoes shouldnt just keep you from getting injured, though. If you want the most out of your workout, investing in a pair of plyometric training shoes, like our Strength Shoes, will help you immensely.
How Plyometric Training Shoes Enhance Performance Strength Shoes have a wide surface under the toes and ball of the foot, a lot of shock absorption, and a raised platform to keep your heel off the ground. They provide all of the support and absorption youll need to prevent injuries, but they do even more than that. You see, when youre standing in regular, flat shoes, youre resting about 70% of your body weight on your heels. That means your calves are only working to support 30% of your body.They really dont have to be engaged at all until you get up on your toes. Wearing these shoes essentially gets you up on your toes throughout your entire workout, without compromising your body mechanics during your flat-footed squats, lunges, and other plyometric exercises. Wearing plyometric training shoes instantly gives you a leg up on the competition. Youll get a significant percentage more out of every workout than you would by working out in regular training shoes. Plyometric training shoes have been shown to improve speeds in the 40-yard dash by 2/10ths of a second, and they can increase your vertical jump by 5-10 inches.
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