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Plyo Frequency


#1

my football team is starting summer we are lifting monday wendesday and friday, then we are doing plyo's tuesday and thrusdays. Is this to much plyometerics?


#2

Plyometrics can be one of the most overused methods of exercise. It really depends on the level of intensity of the plyos themselves. If you are doing non-resisted, ground level exercises, you should be fine.

The athletes I train only work out 3x/week and only for an hour per W/O. In that hour, we do Rate of Force Development, quickness, plyos (with only one "intense" plyo exercise, the rest are basic) and strength training. It is a very time efficient workout and the athletes spend very little time between exercises. I am not training football players, which explains why the W/Os are only an hour (strength training would boost the time). The strength training is full body but the exercises change about every two weeks.