Plyometric Training Vs Mind Body Practices

Plyometric Training, an Outdated Science 😉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
  • Flexibility

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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Ninos Ibraham

Ninos Ibraham has over 10000 hours of training in QiGong, Yoga, Bodybuilding, Weightlifting, Nutrition, Body Mechanics, The Human Movement System, Eastern Psychology. Ninos Used to weigh in at almost 400lbs over a decade ago. With research into nutrition, human movement science, martial arts and yoga, Ninos had an amazing 200 lb weight loss in 9 months. What makes it more amazing is that Ninos did this without the aide of doctors, personal trainers, surgical procedures, and magic weight loss pills. Ninos has been a plant based vegan athlete 95 % of the time over the last 11 years.

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