Plyometricsplyometrics- Derived from a Greek word “Plyo” which means to increase. “Metric” means to measure. Therefore, Plyometrics means to “increase the measurement”.
In the exercise world, Plyometrics is a high velocity exercise that entails a quick eccentric stretch and rapid concentric contractions, such as jumping or weighted ball throwing and catching. Drills used for sports include sport specific drills used to increase reaction time and development of white muscle fibers. These fibers are used to anaerobic activities to give a patient or athlete explosive speed.