When it comes to training, I’m traditionally a dumbbell and barbell girl with heavy weights. That’s my bread and butter.
But I also love being athletic and functional especially when a situation arises like “do you want to race 100 meters?”, “do you want to do a push up contest” or “how high can you jump?”.
Conditioning is very important to me so I always engage in random boot camp classes, hill sprints, ladder drills, body weight training, and plyometrics.
Working with Coach Kim over the last year, our focus was primarily building to get her ready for her debut on the IDFA stage in Fitness Model category so we focused primarily on Resistance Training principals. After her show, we decided to do some conditioning drills together to change up her routine and activate other muscles in her body. A variety of jumps was one of the things we worked on.
I love “Plyos”. The principals behind plyometric workouts are to exert maximum force in short bursts to develop speed and power by moving from muscle contraction to muscle extension in an explosive manner repetitively.
Plyometric training is a great substitute for leg training and conditioning if the gym or weight equipment is unavailable to you.
I’m going to go challenge my hubby (and his Filipino calves) to a vertical jump contest 🙂