Plyometrics On Land Vs. In Water

Plyometrics On Land Vs. In Water Plyometric training is a favorite of athletes who depend on speed, agility and power. Although the workouts typically take place in the gym, researchers theorized that practicing these explosive movements in a pool might reduce the risk of injury. A study published in the Journal of Undergraduate Kinesiology Research compared both styles using 18 college students.

After training either on the gym floor or in a pool for 4 weeks, those who worked out on solid ground realized significant improvements in agility. Their 20-yard shuttle run time dropped from 4.70 to 4.60 seconds. They also cut their time to complete a T-test. Those in the aquatic group did not improve any measures of strength, power or agility.

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