Plyometric Exercises for Volleyball

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The purpose of doing plyometrics is develop explosive strength in the muscles to allow you to not only jump but to do it with explosive power. The strength of the muscle plus the explosiveness will equal power and rapid acceleration

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Plyometric Exercises for Volleyball

  1. 1. Plyometric Exercises for Basketball 4 Exercises You Can Use
  2. 2. When you are training to be able to jump higher, be it forBasketball or Volleyball you will need to do plyometricexercises.Before you start doing them be sure you have a base ofstrength from doing squats, dead lifts or other strengthbuilding workouts for your legs.This strength base is what is needed to really get you off theground and will help prevent injury from doing seriousplyometrics.
  3. 3. The purpose of doing plyometrics is develop explosivestrength in the muscles to allow you to not only jump butto do it with explosive power.The strength of the muscle plus the explosiveness willequal power and rapid acceleration.This explosiveness comes from the improvement in theelasticity and neuromuscular reflexes.Listed below are some plyometric drills you can do.
  4. 4. Squat Jumps: Start in the squat position withhands behind the head.Jump upward as high as possible and land into thesquat position and immediately jump again.The idea is to land and jump again quickly.
  5. 5. Forward Squat Jump: From the standing positionjump up and forward as far as you can andimmediately jump forward again keeping the feeton the ground as little as possible.
  6. 6. Single Leg Hop: With right leg in front of the left,push off with right foot into a forward jump.Immediately upon landing jump again off the rightfoot and repeat. Switch to the left foot and repeat.
  7. 7. Box Jumps: Standing in front of a sturdy box, jumpup onto it with both feet or do each leg separately.The height of the box depends on how strong youare. Increase the box height as it gets easier.
  8. 8. For more information on increasing your verticaljump check out Increase Strength for VerticalJumping.You can increase your vertical jump height if youmake an effort.Everybody has their limits to how high they canjump, have you reached yours?

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