Plyometric Training enhances the elasticity of the body and takes advantage of our stretch-shortening cycle which is composed of 3 phases: Eccentric (tissue loading), Amortization (transition time), Concentric (tissue unloading).
The shorter the transition time, the greater plyometric effect. For this to occur, we need
- a nervous system that is highly sensitive and reactive
- eccentric motor control
- tissue that is very elastic
- strong concentric force production
The more plyometric our movement, the more energy-efficient our body can locomote.