- Reviewed by Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
Plyometrics is a popular training routine that top athletes use to boost strength, power, and agility. It involves short, intense bursts of activity that target fast-twitch muscle fibers in the lower body. These fibers help generate explosive power that increases speed and jumping height.
For the average person, though, plyometrics can help improve coordination, agility, and flexibility and offer an excellent heart-pumping workout.
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Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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