Plyo has the potential to improve your overall strength and running economy.

Research has shown that runners who employ plyometrics in their training perform better in time trials on less mileage than runners who only run. So why not make time for a simple plyo routine each week? Plyo has the potential to improve your overall strength and running economy by training efficient muscle recruitment for the running motion.

Start with a 5- to 10-minute warm-up before completing this plyometric workout. Try incorporating it into your training twice each week for starters.

Vertical Jumps
High Skips
Butt Kicks
Single-Leg Hops
Bounding
Single-Leg Bleacher Hops

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