This last spring, my roommate and I were at the school gym. We ran a mile, and then we decided to go to one of the free classes offered. The one that coincided with our timing was a plyometrics class. I asked her what it was, and she said that it was a good workout for your legs. I figured “what the heck, why not try it out?”. Bad idea. I thought it would be a fun and doable class, like Zumba. Boy was I wrong!
Plyometrics is a very intense class. It involves a whole bunch of fast powerful movements, and this class was targeting our legs that day. Basically, you get out one of those exercise step boards (I’m not sure what they’re technically called!), and you step up and down and jump around as quickly as you can for 5 minutes. Then you take a 1 minute resting break, and do it again. The exercises change between jumping jacks, jumping on and off the board, quick little steps on and off the board, and other things I can’t remember. As you can tell, running a mile before going to this class was a bad idea. However, I was grateful that I’d stretched first. The class only offered a cool down, no warm ups. We just got into it right when class started. My legs were so sore afterwards! I decided to read up on it just to find out a few facts, and came across a site called Brainmac. They had an entire page dedicated to info about this. Anyways, that’s my little blurb about it. If you need a new challenging way to exercise, then this class will certainly shake things up. Good luck!