plyo·​met·​rics | \ ˌplī-ə-ˈme-triks How to pronounce plyometrics (audio) \

Definition of plyometrics

: exercise involving repeated rapid stretching and contracting of muscles (as by jumping and rebounding) to increase muscle power

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plyometric \ ˌplī-​ə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce plyometric (audio) \ adjective

Examples of plyometrics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The field is spread with numerous exercises that include weightlifting, plyometrics and foot agility for speed. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Falcon athletes return to practice field for FAT camp," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of plyometrics

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plyometrics

probably irregular from plio- + -metrics (as in isometrics)

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The first known use of plyometrics was in 1975

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23 Jun 2020

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“Plyometrics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plyometrics. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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