What muscles do plyometric jumps work?

What muscles do plyometric jumps work?

Plyometrics, or jumping exercises, push your muscles to the max, helping increase your power, strength, and speed….This exercise is high impact, targeting your:

  • quads.
  • glutes.
  • hamstrings.
  • calves.

What are lateral jumps?

Lateral Jumps is a functional exercise that promotes the four pillars of locomotion alongside with lateral stabilisation. This exercise has a cardio element and, at the same time, demands a lot from the quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes.

What are side to side squats?


  1. Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Press your hips back and squat.
  3. Stand up, take a small step to the side and squat again.
  4. Return to the initial position and repeat this side to side movement until the set is complete. PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN.

How do I know if my quad is dominant?

If, when you squat, your first movement is to bend at the knees or if your knees move excessively past your toes, you may be quad dominant. Correcting quad dominance is fairly straightforward in most cases, although some people require a more individualized approach.

Why are females quad dominant?

Women are considered more likely to be quad dominant because they have wider hips than men, causing their upper-thigh bone to angle inward toward the primary lower thigh-bone more so than in men. Specifically, their workouts neglect the hamstrings and fail to work the quadriceps through a full range of motion.

Does cycling cause tight hips?

Due to the forward-leaning position on the bike, cyclists are prone to tight hip flexors because the muscles are almost always in a shortened position while you’re riding.

Do Tour de France riders poop?

Today, elite athletes will just poop their pants and continue on. And the best part is that most serious athletes (while knowing its a little icky) will understand the motivation behind not stopping.


Andrey is a coach, sports writer and editor. He is mainly involved in weightlifting. He also edits and writes articles for the IronSet blog where he shares his experiences. Andrey knows everything from warm-up to hard workout.