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Fit Tip: Add Plyometrics to Strength Training

I'm constantly looking for ways to make my workouts more efficient and varied, and when I come across something that works, it makes me even more excited for my next workout. A workout that inspires me to work out again — yes, please!

Lately I've been mixing plyometrics into my strength training regimen and it has been a fun change to my typical workouts. Adding plyometrics will allow your body to burn more calories, just as it does when you add intervals of jumping or skipping to a walking workout.

Integrate jumping exercises like jump squats, jumping lunges, jump roping, or good old jumping jacks after you've finished a set of whatever you're working on with weights. Jumping intervals of 30 seconds to one minute will do the trick.

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Spectra Spectra 8 years
I do plyometrics sometimes...I get on a kick of doing them, but they make my butt really sore, so I give them up for a while. I'm going to start doing them again though because they really get my butt looking great.
almostloli almostloli 8 years
i love doing jumpin jacks! :D
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
It does work... but omg... I hate jumping jacks when I do this.
syako syako 8 years
I'm going to try this.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I just tried plyo for the first time a couple weeks ago. It was part of the P90X series and holy mother was it tough!
lattegoodness lattegoodness 8 years
I do plys and my GOD, do you get sore!! Love and hate them at the same time... I still haven't been able to do jumping lunges without looking like an idiot though. lol
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great idea!
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