In the world of strength training few things have taken on the mythical status that plyometrics have. Seen as the pinnacle of sport-specific training by some, the obsession with this training method has inspired a lot of MTB athletes to jump on, over and off of some crazy stuff.
But here is something that I think we need to stop and ask ourselves – What exactly are plyometrics doing for us and do mountain bikers need to use them?
This is exactly what I talked about in a recent article I was interviewed for that ran recently on Singletracks.com. In it I answer these questions and share my 3 favorite plyometric exercises for mountain bikers to use.
Remember that things don’t have to be complicated to be effective. Smart use of plyometric training can help your performance on the trail and I hope this article gives you some ideas on how you can use them in your program.
Until next time…
MTB Strength Training Systems