Plyometric Training, an Outdated Science 😉
In the real world, Plyometric training has a lot to offer for the modern day athlete.
After all, reactive training works more of the dynamic range of motion than traditional strength and conditioning.
In plyometric training the focus is dealing with the three phases of motion
- Eccentric – Decceleration, Stopping Yielding Force.
- Amortization – Dynamic Stabilization, Loading Phase.
- Concentric – Unloading, this is a quick rapid movement.
In short, plyometric training is designed to enhance performance. In any event it builds rate force production.
All things considered, this is where Mind Body training exceeds Plyometrics in benefits.
In the same way plyometric training has dynamic movement, these ancient and new Mind Body have more ‘fluid’ training strategies.
When you break down the Vinyasa of Yoga, QiGong, and Lagree, all of the movements are reactive or plyometric
All in all the biggest difference is that the movements from these Mind Body practices develop the full body.
That being said, the benefits they have to offer in athletic performance are
- Improved flexibility through the range of motion
- Increased Rate Force Production, Maximum Motor Recruitment, Dynamic Stabilization Throughout the Entire Range of Motion
- Maximised Prime Mover Strength & Peak Force Production Through the Entire Range of Motion
In brief, the benefits of these ancient and new practices have much more benefit to offer the modern day athlete.
Given the points above, they combine Phase VI of every NASM OPT Model. In essence combining, Phase VI Strength, Stability, Core, Flexibility training in One Session.
Mind Body Training is efficient
In light of all the benefits mentioned above, the other major benefit is that these ancient and new practices save tons of time.
Generally speaking they train all five elements of fitness in one 25 – 45 minute session
- Cardiovascular Endurance
- Muscular Strength
- Physical Endurance
- Body Composition
After all, these Monks and Yogis have been studying the Mind and Human Movement Science over the last 5000+ years.
In brief, a wise man would take this knowledge and ‘evolve’ it vs going against the grain. 😉
In addition, Mind Body training has a wild card
The visualisation aspect during training
Equally as important as physical training is Mind training. In Short, Meditation 90% of the battle, and physical training 10%. Mind Body
By the same token, the Body ‘will’ not go where the Mind cannot venture, in light of this the Mind left untrained is a house of cards.
Check this guide out on Meditation
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