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Circuit Plyometrics For Serious Athletes!

I devised this plyometric training program for serious athletes who train hard and wish to improve their performance ...

By: Rudy Sleiman

I devised this plyometric training program for serious athletes who train hard and wish to improve their performance. This program is very effective for team sports players, such as football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, as well as individual sports players like track and field, swimming, powerlifting, weightlifting and racquet sports.

If speed and explosive strength are key to your performance then, this kind of program is a must. This plyometric circuit will lead you to jump higher and further, to run quicker and faster, to throw an object or ball farther and to lift bigger weights with more ease.

This program doesn't require a lot of space, so you can perform it at home or at the gym with your partner or the help of a sport expert. The equipment needed is a jump rope, mat, medicine ball and one or two benches.


Warm-up

  1. Run in place: 1 minute
  2. Knees to your chest: 15 seconds
  3. Heels to buttocks: 15 seconds
  4. Run in place: 1 minute
  5. Spread then close your feet: 15 seconds
  6. One foot to the front and the other to the rear, switch repeatedly: 15 seconds
  7. Single leg hop right foot: 10 seconds
  8. Single leg hop left foot: 10 seconds
  9. Run in place: 1 minute
  10. Jump both knees up to your chest: 5-10 repetitions.
  11. Run in place: 30 seconds
  12. March in place: 30 seconds.


Circuits

Perform 2 Sets from each circuit, 2 minutes rest between each set and circuit.


Circuit 1:

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Circuit 2:

    Explosive jumping squats: 5-10 repetitions

    Lying bench press throw (Medicine Ball): 10-15 throws

    Explosive Medicine Ball Leg Raises: 10-15 repetitions

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Circuit 3:

    Jump on and between two benches: 10-15 jumps /or Depth Jumps Long Jump: 5 jumps (you need to jump to the front and surpass a particular point instead of jumping up).

    Overhead pass (Medicine Ball): 10-15 passes
    Block on start-up Leg Raises: 5-10 repetitions

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Circuit 4:

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N.B.

In order to increase the intensity of each exercise you may do the following:

    Depth jumps: you may increase the height of the start-up position, increase the number of jumps, or decrease the interval time between each jump.

    Medicine ball passes: you may increase the number of passes, increase medicine ball weight, or increase the distance between you and your partner.

    Jumping squats: you may place a weight or barbell over your shoulders, or increase the repetitions.

    Sprint skips: you may increase the time of sprint.

    Jump rope: you may increase the time of jumping, speed of the movement or the repetitions in a certain time limit.


Cool Down

Stretching:

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