If you'd like to improve your tennis or basketball game, you might want to add a different type of exercise to your off-court tr
So, what is plyometrics? It starts with simple jumping exercises, graduates to hopping over cones, and ends up with more advanced moves, like "depth jumping," which involves jumping out of a tall box. And it helps you sprint, and stop, and pivot in sports.
So, if improving your athletic performance is at the top of your wish list, check out plyometrics. But it can be hard on the joints, especially if you have a history of knee and back problems. So talk to your doctor before you try it.
If you're interested, check out the book Jumping Into Plyometrics by Donald A. Chu.