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Why Plyometric Workouts Are Important

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author image Jess Barron
Jess Barron is head of editorial at LIVESTRONG.COM.She has appeared on MSNBC's "The Most," ABC News Now, and XM satellite radio. Barron's writing has appeared on Wired.com, Yahoo! and Poprocks.com.
Why Plyometric Workouts Are Important
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Watch this one-minute motivation video message from celebrity trainer Nicky Holender about the importance of plyometrics (a.k.a. plyo) workouts such as his 32-minute IGNITION workout.

Plyometric exercise enhances your 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.

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Readers – Have you joined the 8-week STRONGER Challenge? Which workouts have you done? Which are your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

Jess Barron is GM and VP of LIVESTRONG.COM. Read some of her other health and fitness articles here. A longtime foodie and fan of Farmer's Market fare, Jess just can't get enough heirloom tomatoes, fresh figs with burrata cheese, and anything with pumpkin or peanut butter in it! Her love for food fuels her desire to exercise daily. In the summer of 2012 Jess lost 20 pounds in a test group for a new fitness program. Some of her favorite workout routines include walking, running, yoga, P90X, INSANITY, and mixed martial arts. She has appeared on MSNBC's "The Most," ABC News Now, and XM satellite radio and her writing has appeared on Wired.com and Yahoo!

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