The primary goals of all strength training methods are to help an individual jump higher or further, run faster, throw further and/or lift heavier. To achieve these aims the most important quality an athlete needs is power. One of the most effective means of training for power is through plyometrics.
Due to plyometric exercises mainly consisting of bodyweight-only (callisthenic) movements, there is a certain level of convenience that comes along with performing them. These exercises develop coordination, speed, agility, power and explosiveness simultaneously, with just your bodyweight. For example, “box jumps” can be simulated on a set of stairs. Burpees or plyometric pushups can be performed anywhere with minimal space required. With plyometrics and a tad bit of creativity, literally any location can become your gym!
Even more convenience and flexibility is derived from plyometrics when they are performed in “HIIT or Tabata Cardio” style. (Just so you know, Tabata is based on effective 4-min training bursts researched by Japanese scientist Dr Izumi Tabata where you; workout hard for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds and complete 8 rounds.) Plyometric workouts are versatile in the sense that they can be used as either a very intense cardio workout or as part of your athletic agility and strength training.
As a result of training the body with plyometrics, your body will be able to last that much longer in the gym, on the field and even in the ring. Combined with sport-specific training, muscular endurance, along with your power and explosiveness will increase.
Burn more calories
not only will you burn more calories during a plyometric workout, but resting metabolic rate will also be increased. This means your body will burn more calories throughout the day at a resting state and even more calories during workouts.
No equipment needed
All you need is your body weight, an open space, and things lying around at a park or your house