Cons of Plyometrics
The end results of the Plyometrics workout program can be truly amazing, but there are definitely downsides and considerations that have been noted by past participants and other observers.
Even though plyometrics can be for most people, there are still those that plyometrics are not the best exercise for. Although there are still some low impact moves available, most of the exercise are high impact and are thus more likely to cause injury. Lower-body joints, knees and ankles, are especially at risk for injury during intense plyometric exercises. In order to prevent these types of injuries, it is important to consult your physician to make sure you are able to do plyometrics. Also, it is important to find trainers who are qualified and can match you to a plyometric program that fits your age and fitness level that teaches proper technique on the basics before helping you to advance to the next level. Plyometrics is typically best for athletes or those who already lead an active lifestyle. Additionally, it is not so much a weight loss program as it is a workout regimen to increase muscle speed and power.
These points of discussion are not to dissuade you from trying out the Plyometrics workout for yourself; rather, they can be used to help compare which workout regimen is best suited to achieve your goals.