Plyometric exercise is used in sport-specific training to enhance power and performance. Plyometrics is defined as activities that enable a muscle to reach maximal force in the shortest amount of time, according to the National Strength and Conditional Association. Essentially, plyometric exercises enhance the series elastic component and the stretch reflex by using movements similar to those used in the athlete's sport.
Physiotherapists make use of plyometric exercises to prepare patients for their return to sport. Speak to your physiotherapist if you need help with an exercise or for an exercise programme.