Why and How I Stop Traditional Cardio, And Try These Alternative Workouts That Effectively Blasted My Body Fat And Build Strength

3. Plyometrics

Plyometrics training increases force generation and fast-twitch muscle fiber activation, just like a session of all-out sprints. Due to a phenomenon called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), plyos also produce a strong calorie burn for hours after a workout. They’re also great for athletes because of their exceptional carryover to most repeated-sprint sports.

Perform 10-20 reps of one exercise, take a short rest, and move directly into the next exercise. When you complete the entire series, take 1-2 minutes off before the second and third time through. Make sure to warm up properly to lower the risk of muscle pulls and sprains.

Plyo Power Sample Workout

Circuit: 3-4 rounds

Squat Jumps
20 reps

Medicine Ball Passes
20 reps

Box Jumps
20 reps

Medicine Ball Twists
20 reps

Jump Lunges
20 reps, rest for 90-120 seconds

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