Single-Leg Plyometrics Drill
Plyometrics (or plyos) is probably a word you have heard thrown around throughout your training. You know it is important, but what is it? An exercise in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power (speed-strength).
What does that mean? In simple terms, it is jumping movements that require the various muscle groups to work together all at once, which involves learning how to use the whole body as one unit quickly and aggressively.
Why are they important for me as an athlete? Plyometrics help you become an all-around better athlete. They help you become more balanced and symmetrical, which is essential in every sport and in your day-to-day routine. Plyometrics improve your sprinting, as well, especially when doing single-leg training. With single-leg training, you are finding out how to be forceful in the same way that is needed when you are running. One-legged horizontal jumps are a great drill that best simulates sprinting and will help with running performance.
Give this drill a try and let us know if you have any questions. Happy Training!