Plyometrics are a fun and effective alternative to a daily strength training workouts. Plyometrics refers to jumping and used to be known as 'jump training'. Plyometric training can help improve performance in a variety of sports including basketball, volleyball or any sport that involves the use of explosive movements. Workouts involving plyometrics include jumps and hops or jump squats.
Plyometric boxes are one of the most effective tools to aid in progression with plyometrics. They condition the body with dynamic resistance exercises. Boxes of various heights are set up spaced evenly apart and jumpers can proceed jumping onto them and off moving in a forward direction. They can vary the jumps from both legs to single jumps.