There are two main types of plyometric work: low-intensity and high-intensity plyo work. The high-intensity plyometrics do have a more profound effect on the nervous system, but they can also be more stressful to the joints, tendons, and ligaments. As such, they have a very powerful effect but cannot be used for more than 4 weeks at a time. Low-intensity plyo work isn't as stressful on the CNS and won't be detrimental to joint health; as such it can be used much more frequently than the high-intensity version. While the training effect won't be as pronounced, you will still activate the HTMUs and use a high firing rate.
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