View Full Version : anybody here can atest benefits of plyo workouts?


FalconsRB
10-02-2010, 07:29 AM
They try to sell you **** on the internet I rather get your opinion. I trust you guys more than those "real people". BTW, I'm 14, is it ok to do high impact plyo workout at my age? Any workout suggestions are appreciated.

MidnightSpecial
10-02-2010, 09:37 AM
Plyometrics are much better to do at your age than weightlifting to be honest.

some tests suggest early heavy weight training cant stunt grown and cause odd muscle builds seeing as your body i just now starting to change to hormones.

if you want to build strength Plyometrics are your best solution.

you dont really need to buy anything just do some research and start out a little work out routine....im sure you can find a freebie plan somewhere out there.

plus if your considering boxing Plyometrics are a great way to train in explosive strength which crosses over to boxing beautifully

-Huey-
10-02-2010, 09:53 AM
Plyos are great...look on youtube, I'm sure you can find some good sh*t there and you ain't gotta pay.

Equilibrium
10-02-2010, 10:04 AM
They are great, wish i had started doing plyometrics sooner to be honest.


Gonna get myself a kettlebell this week, been meaning to add that to my routine for a while.

zhanlin9391
10-02-2010, 10:38 PM
Yeah. Itís good to be yourself. Same with you, I will try to do something. So I support your decision!

Joachim
10-02-2010, 11:40 PM
Ploymetrics are ESSENTIAL to amature boxing. yes at 14 years old its perfectly fine to be doing them. Theres a 14 year old who goes to my gym, and that kid has ****ing spirit. he keeps up with a lot of the adults. Granted, he is Tiny.

FalconsRB
10-04-2010, 02:59 PM
thanks all. can you give me some examples of those u use? i seen alot on youtube that i know are not for boxers

chef22
10-04-2010, 04:40 PM
I started doing the Insanity workout to help my cardio. It's mostly plyo work, and it has helped a ton. I am able to spar longer and harder, hit the mitts longer and faster, and my coach has said my foot work has gotten a lot better. Just puttin that out for you. Take it for what it is, but there good add ons to boxing.

FalconsRB
10-04-2010, 07:58 PM
I started doing the Insanity workout to help my cardio. It's mostly plyo work, and it has helped a ton. I am able to spar longer and harder, hit the mitts longer and faster, and my coach has said my foot work has gotten a lot better. Just puttin that out for you. Take it for what it is, but there good add ons to boxing.

thx dude but i seen insanity and those are long work outs, can't do them because i'm hypoglicemic.

Tomislav III
10-04-2010, 10:54 PM
Plyometrics is perfect for boxing and other sports related activities because it builds sport specific strength, which is an explosive strength. It will help you to build more type II fiber muscles and increase your speed and rate of muscle contraction.


In all honesty, the only "weight lifting" that I think is necessary is floor work for the core, pull ups, and push ups.

SBleeder
10-05-2010, 06:29 PM
I started doing the Insanity workout to help my cardio. It's mostly plyo work, and it has helped a ton. I am able to spar longer and harder, hit the mitts longer and faster, and my coach has said my foot work has gotten a lot better. Just puttin that out for you. Take it for what it is, but there good add ons to boxing.

Keep in mind though that plyometrics should be "underload" training. True plyometric activity should not be done to the point of cardiovascular fatigue, or you'll lose much of their benefits. They should be done explosively; it's hard to be explosive when you're sucking wind.

They are great to incorporate (I wouldn't say that they're "essential" as someone else stated), but just understand that plyometrics are a very specific type of activity.

Pony Boy
10-06-2010, 12:58 AM
Go to Ross Training. They have a lot of good videos of plyo workouts that you can do and they have them according to what part of your body you want to work on whether it's your upper or lower body. I use plyo drills on the kids I train and I can see the benefits. :boxing: