If you're in poor physical condition or have bone or joint problems, you're probably not a good candidate for plyometrics.
But even if you're a seasoned athlete, it's important to remember that any training routine that builds strength through explosive movement is inherently associated with an increased risk of injury. In the sports science community, reported injuries associated with plyometrics programs of depth jumping have stirred considerable debate over the technique's safety. Some experts have even compared plyometrics to the now-discredited technique of high-impact aerobics, which increases the risk of injury to lower-body joints such as the knee and ankle.
But plyometric training is usually safe and effective if you've received adequate screening from a sports medicine doctor or therapist and enrolled in a program led by a qualified instructor who matches the exercises to your age and fitness level and teaches proper landing techniques before gradually advancing you to more difficult exercises.
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