According to fitness critic Brian Boone, "not all athletic training or conditioning programs are created equal." Plyometrics rise above the rest when it comes to training for a competitive or professional sport because it "teaches and conditions the body to produce fast, powerful and explosive movements that wouldn't be possible with traditional exercise programs." (Boone)
I know some of you are thinking, won't this make me gain tons of muscle mass? No! Boone reminds us that "plyometrics is aimed at making muscles work better and more efficiently rather than making them bigger." So rest easy, doing plyometric drils will make you faster, stronger, and more agile -- without bulking you up. This is why we incorporate plyometric drills into BUTI sequences. Whether you are a competitive athlete or just want to stay fit and healthy-- plyometric drills are truly the ultimate BUTI-kicking workout.
Triathletes have recently been adding in plyometric drills to their workouts as it has proven to be extremely effective in increasing running speed. With the 2011 Ironman Championships currently in town here in Kailua-Kona, we are reminded just how hard a BUTI class can be. This morning we had an Ironman athlete take class for the first time. She said, "Wow! You guys are animals! That was so hard!" Apparently BUTI stands up to swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and running a marathon! BUTI!!!!
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