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Why Plyometric Workouts Are Important

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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, Yahoo! and
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.

Join our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Facebook Group to get daily tips, encouragement and motivation!

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

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