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What are the advantages and disadvantages of plyometric training?

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Plyometric training is performing high intensity, explosive exercises. Usually involving stretching then rapidly contracting the same muscle group. For example, a death drop box jump, jumping off an elevated platform to the floor, then immediately jumping onto another higher box. Plyometric training is the most effective way to train power and explosiveness. However, it is performed high intensity and requires long rest periods between sessions and also carries a higher chance of injury than other methods of training.

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