The P90X Plyometrics routine is the real calorie burner of all the P90X workouts. It does not matter what sport or activity you do it will help you. The interesting part of this workout is that it is a high impact workout. Over the past couple of years there has been a move to low impact workouts to prevent injury.
What Tony Horton stresses is if you do not work on those muscles that are suppose to take a beating than you actually are prone to injury faster. A good example would be people with knee injuries. If you never work on the muscles that surround the knee you have nothing that can support you if you were to get hit or make a weird pivot while running.
What Is P90X Plyometrics All About?
Plyometrics is commonly called jump training. During this one hour workout you will be doing a lot of jumping around so be sure to give yourself some space. You will not need any weights when doing Plyometrics because you are using gravity and your body weight to provide the resistance. This is beneficial because you need to be able to get your own body weight around first before you start incorporating free weights.
Some of the exercises involve jump squats. What this entails is you jumping as high as you can and coming down to touch the floor. This will go on for about thirty seconds non stop. Oh yeah, you do this exercise and its variations about four different times. Your legs are going to be burning and those are just the first fifteen minutes of the workout. Lunges will work on every muscle in your leg and it doubles as a balance posture. Your quads and calfs will get the brunt of the workout and all of those little connector muscles around your knees. You’re gonna want some kind of recovery drink around after this one.
What Kind Of Moves Are In P90X Plyometrics?
The P90X Plyometrics workout will get you doing some side to side lunges and run stance speed squats. By getting off of the ground you are training your body to get comfortable in the air and working on your balance. Your whole body has to work together on these moves to make sure you do it properly. You will be twisitng and moving for the whole thirty seconds and then you switch it up to work on the other side of your body.
Practical Results From Doing P90X Plyometrics
Plyometrics will give you some of the biggest results out of all of the P90X workouts. You may not be able to see the results when you strike a pose but when you get out on the field, court, dance floor, mountain, or whatever you do your legs will thank you for doing P90X Plyometrics.
After a couple weeks of doing Plyometrics I was able to hang and it actually became one of my favorite P90X workouts to do. My legs were in great shape with more strength every where. It helped out greatly when I went skiing this past winter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
My friends had not been working out before the trip and I was doing Plyometrics twice a week. After the first run at Jackson Hole I was feeling fine and my friends legs were on fire. The runs are a little steeper in Wyoming than in Colorado and other places we have gone.
It does not matter how many times I do P90X Plyometrics as I know I am going to be sore for two days. Going up and down stairs becomes a chore and walking around is funny. But the results are worth it.