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One of the new exercises in this current Fitchick program is a plyometric exercise called the Box jump. Plyometrics, also known as jump training or plyo’s are exercises based around having a muscle exert maximum force in as short a time as possible. Plyometric training conditions the body with dynamic resistance exercises that rapidly stretch a muscle (the eccentric phase of contraction) then rapidly shorten it (the concentric phase of contraction).
The benefit of plyometics is that they are very effective exercise for burning calories and decreasing body fat leading to a lean toned body. The plyometric box jump has also been linked to a achieving a faster 10km running time, Susan Hawley, Lisa Morris and Leanne Williams. (Just in case you needed added incentive!)
Keep jumpin’ girls!
You can’t live without it!
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