A plyometric exercise is quick, powerful movement that starts with an eccentric (muscle-lengthening) action and is immediately followed by a concentric (muscle-shortening) action.

Performing plyometric movements increases muscular power, which translates to higher jumps and faster sprint times. Combining plyometric moves with resistance training is a way to maximize power and performance, but as a general rule, if you lift legs heavy one day, then skip the lower-body plyometrics training and vice versa for upper-body lifting and plyometrics.

Increase your power, strength, and personal records in the gym with these heart-pumping plyometric moves.