An athlete must be able to move fast and with force. Most athletes use plyometrics in order to improve their speed, agility, jumping ability, speed and footwork as well as balance, control, strength, flexibility, and overall body performance. Plyometrics provides excellent guidance that emphasizes the planning, selection and evaluation of the body exercises. This is done based on user’s needs (Arnheim D. D. Bonacci J. A., Kauth, W. O., & Prentice, W. E., 2000). The training of many sports includes football, rugby and volleyball. Plyometrics is used to train these athletes. Because all these involve muscle contraction and expansion, eccentric movements occur when the triceps or biceps expand in response tensional pressures. This causes the body to accelerate. To improve her vertical leaping ability, Ashley must perform the following plyometric exercises.
Split squat leaps
It is an action that involves a combination of hip, knee and ankle movements. This motion can be used to create triple extension. This type of training is beneficial for both athletes and players as it provides stability and allows them to stand on one foot. It is something that children are most likely to face when they play, so it should be considered.
This measurement is used for determining the leg’s explosive power. You must maintain equilibrium at the end of every jump (Arnheim D. D., et. al, 200). It is designed to help athletes or players maintain their stability following a jump. Ashley is an athlete payer and will maintain equilibrium even after taking a leap high despite having difficulty hitting the ball.