Plyometrics

Build explosion and get more athletic with plyometrics. STACK has some of the country's best athletes working through their training programs, showing you how to perform exercises that can help you jump higher and run faster. Read on to discover more about plyometrics and learn how they can help you perform better once the whistle blows.

Latest in Plyometrics

Hack Your Biology and Increase Your Vertical Jump With the Depth Drop to Box Jump

The best way to improve your vertical jump is by doing plyometric training. This type of training includes ballistic hops, skips and jumps that enh...

Top Strength Coaches Used to Love These Exercises—Now They Know Better

As a trainer, progression is everything. Just as exercises have progressions, it's your responsibility to continually evolve your education, methods, ...

Master the Stretch-Shortening Cycle to Sprint Faster and Jump Higher

When you hear the term "plyometric," you might think of jumping or jump training. However, plyometric is defined as an action that causes a muscle to ...

Squat Jumps: Build Explosiveness With This Simple Lower-Body Exercise

Before discussing the benefits of jump squats, we need to explore what the benefits of Olympic lifting and athletic development. Olympic lifting is a...

Plyometric Exercises for Runners

Picture yourself on the starting line of a race. You're in the blocks. You pull back to create eccentric motion in the lower leg before firing forward...

Latest Videos in Plyometrics

How Karl-Anthony Towns Focuses on Basketball-Specific Training with Plyometrics

Ryan Capretta at Proactive Sports Training explains how they are using plyometrics to help Karl-Anthony Towns reach his full potential on the court.

Carli Lloyd Single-Leg Box Jump Combo

Carli Lloyd, a midfielder for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, performs the Dumbbell Single-Leg RDL and Single-Leg Box Jump to develop lower body strength and power.

STACK Fitness Weekly: The Best Plyo Exercise for Baseball Players

In this episode of STACK Fitness Weekly, Tony Gentilcore shows you how to perform Heidens, which he considers one of the best plyo exercises for baseball players.

STACK Fitness Weekly: The Best Plyometric Drills for Football Players

In this episode of STACK Fitness Weekly, Mark Roozen shows you three plyometric exercises designed for football players.

Todd Durkin's World-Class Workouts: Get Faster with Plyo Box Drills

In this episode of World-Class Workouts, Todd Durkin shows you how to increase lower-body power with plyo box drills.