Weight Training Vs Plyometric Training-Ballistic Broad Jumps
Are you wondering what the best method of training your young athlete is? Are you leaning between plyometrics and weight training. Each have their place. Let’s take a deeper look into each format and their benefits.
In the video you see a very common plyometric training exercise. It is called the broad jump. You will also notice that we have added resistance on the legs with the Infinity Loop Hip Bands. By utilizing resistance we will not only build more strength, but helps stabilize the lower half during ballistic jumps. The key to getting the most out of your plyometric training is by adding resistance in the proper way. We must allow for freedom of movement, and a balanced approach to these ballistic movements.
Weight training on the other hand is great for building strength. This can optimize athletic performance if there is weaknesses throughout an athlete’s body. Often times we can utilize advanced level plyometric training to build the strength necessary to perform at a higher level. We suggest completing weight training 1 to 2 times a week while plyometric training should be utilized three times a week.
Plyometrics with resistance can bridge the gap between basic weight training and ballistic style movements that will give you better sports specific results.
Review the video and the form use during the broad jump to complete these exercises properly.