Double Plyometrics In The Pool

Looking for a way to increase the intensity of your plyometric workout with minimal muscle soreness? One approach might be taking it into your health club's pool. A study published in the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education compared performance gains experienced by 39 adult subjects who trained in the water and on typical gym surfaces. As you'd expect, all experienced improvements in their vertical jumping ability, peak muscle power and torque after training for 6 weeks. But the group that did double the volume in the pool posted the greatest overall gains.

The Bigger Picture: There's more than one way to exercise. In fact, there are numerous techniques that you can apply to your training program. Trying something new is a great way to keep your trips to the gym interesting and productive. So step off the treadmill and get into a pair of trunks. Give new and different a chance to work wonders on your workout.
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