Plyometric Workouts for Runners

Runners who want to get faster should integrate plyometrics into their training programs. But the benefits of plyos go beyond improving speed. They boost power, incinerate calories even post-workout, and increase running efficiency by teaching the body to use less energy to produce force and to decrease the rate of ground contact. Best of all, minimal equipment is needed to perform this type of workout.

When designing a plyometric workout, pick exercises that are running specific and focus on the posterior chain, particularly the glutes and hamstrings. Perform the following exercises 1 to 2 times per week.

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