Plyometric training originated in the eastern bloc countries with track and field athletes in the 1920s. By the 1970s, it was used as a training method by a variety of other sports, and has become a popular part of many fitness and sport training programs used today. Plyometric training can be described as “reactive power training.” Plyometric training involves powerful muscular contractions in response to a rapid stretching of the muscle.
Starting a new workout program is almost always exciting and scary – or at least it should be! Before you get too crazy though, remember that it’s important to do a few things first. Knowing these things before you start will allow you to “see” what you’ve accomplished along the way which will help you stay motivated.