Sun, sea and squash plyometrics
After last week’s ladder drills on the sand we introduce you to some plyometric exercises on the same, tough, yet so rewarding surface. Jump high – the sky is the limit!
Why is sand such a great surface to work on?
1. Sand makes you work harder – and gives you more POWER
Sand is great surface to train for all athletes. When training on the sand, you will quickly realize that for every action and every step you take, there is an equal and opposite reaction – you don’t just bounce back. When jumping on a normal surface, energy transfers into your jump to propel you upward. On sand this still happens, however, the energy also moves the sand, which limits the amount of force propelling your jump. You’ll have to put more energy into it.
2. Sand is more gentle on your body – less injury RISK
Sand might make you work harder, it is also more forgiving. Plyometrics, in general, have a relatively high impact on your joints during the exercise, sand reduces that impact by absorbing your force better than a hard surface upon landing, making it easier on the joints.
Utilize the sand to become
fit, fast and strong
in preparation for the upcoming season. Enjoy the sweat!
Time for the action – but BE PREPARED !
Check out the plyometrics exercises we have performed in the video. Be sure you are a well trained athlete with considerable experience in strength exercises. Plyometric training is an advanced form of training that is taxing on joints as well as the central nervous system. Beginners who do not have a moderate level of strength or have not been exposed to other forms of explosive training better start with a preparatory program before during plyo training on the beach.
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