Banish Ab and Back Fat
Workout Safety Tips
Plyometrics are a great way to burn calories, build muscle, and even improve bone density, but they are high-impact moves, which can be trouble on fragile joints. Protect yourself by keeping the following pointers in mind:
- Always land with your knees slightly bent, and try to "stick the landing" (hold the position) when you come down.
- Mind your middle. To help increase your power and maintain your balance, remember to tighten your core as you jump.
- Wear the right shoes. Shock-absorbing footwear like running shoes can help your body handle the impact of the jumps.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2007.
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