Improve Strength Without Weights

Improve Strength Without Weights Looking for a more interesting alternative to your typical leg day? Plyometric training has been shown to help improve muscle strength while elevating your level of neuromuscular control. A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research showed the effects of 6 weeks of plyometric training on recreationally active women who worked out 3 times a week.

Compared to the control group who just continued on with their regular exercise program, 6 weeks of plyometrics increased peak torque and average power while improving the quadriceps to hamstrings strength ratio by bringing up strength in the hams.

True Strength Moment: If you're one of those people who dreads leg day or just outright avoids lower body resistance training, box jumps and other plyometrics type exercises might open up a whole new world of performance development to you. For a meta-analysis of plyometrics training effectiveness, read today's Performance Blog at ABBperformance.com
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