The 5 best plyometric exercises to build muscles

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1 This exercise is perfect for building strength and speed

If you are one of those who think that fitness is about lifting weight and running on the treadmill then you have not yet been exposed to the world of fitness in a true way. There are plenty of variations and forms of exercises that will help to challenge your body and you will never feel bored. Once mastering the basics, move on to the next level to step up your fitness game and plyometric exercises can be an excellent addition to your workout routine.

2 Try these plyo exercises

Plyometric exercises involve quick, powerful movement that starts with lengthening of muscles, immediately followed by muscle-shortening action. Also known as jump training, in plyometric exercises muscles exert maximum force in a short period, to increase the strength. It is a combination of power generation and neuromuscular agility. If we put in simple words, this exercise helps you build both speed and strength at the same time. Here are five popular ploy exercises to begin with.

3 Plyometric push-ups

How to perform it:

Step 1: Get into a push-up position with your feet together and hands placed slightly wider than shoulder-width apart on the floor. Toes should be tucked in and wrist should be under the shoulders.

Step 2: Keeping your back straight, gently lower your elbow and body towards the ground until your chest is close to the floor.

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