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 plyometrics (audio) \ adjective

Examples of plyometrics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Do high-intensity interval training and plyometrics. Lindsay Warner, Outside Online, 8 Dec. 2020 Peterson’s workout regimen has historically included a mix of plyometrics, hill work, weight training, sprinting, swimming, boxing and martial arts. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 2 Oct. 2020 The field is spread with numerous exercises that include weightlifting, plyometrics and foot agility for speed. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, 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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“Plyometrics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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