How can plyometrics be added to a sports training program?

Plyometrics are an important part of an integrated sports training program. They can help develop optimal levels of strength and also promote the development of quick and powerful movements often required in sport. Furthermore, plyometric activities help strengthen the soft-tissue structures surrounding the joints which can help with injury prevention and joint health. Volume of a plyometric training program is often measured by tracking the number of foot counts. Intensity is adjusted by the rate of contraction, the horizontal or vertical displacement, the load, or a combination of the above. The phase of training you are in or your individual goals will determine how you include plyometrics into your program.

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