No matter how hard you try you cannot seem to get a grip on your jumping abilities. Your progress is inexistent or minimal compared to your expectations and hard work during training. You have hit a brick wall and really need some motivation to help you visibly improve within a designated timeframe. The reasons for this could be plentiful, such as an important sports tournament coming up or a personal ambition but the important thing to know is that there is help on the way.
According to a review, found in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, 26 research papers were evaluated and the results clearly showed that plyometric training is responsible for major improvements in vertical leap. As a starter the study revealed that the subjects included in the test improved their vertical jump by 8%. In another study on plyometrics used for professional athletes, there was a stunning improvement of 23%. The same study concluded that, apart from high increases in jumping ability, the subjects also improved overall agility by 8%, their balance by 5% and a decrease of 0.30 seconds in a 20 meter sprint. This is clear validation that plyometric training really does help.
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