Workout of the Week: Plyometric circuit

Each week I share a swim, bike, run, plyometric or strength workout from my training. Give it a shot and leave your feedback in the comments.


Here’s a simple plyometric circuit to help build power and explosiveness to minimize ground contact time. Complete it as a stand-alone workout, combine with other strength work, or cap off an easy run. I do plyometrics at least once a week, and the winter is the perfect time to do them. They’ll also pay huge dividends some the spring when it’s time to build towards your first race.


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Credit: http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2013/09/training-tips/strength-training-extreme-abs-workout_15374/5

10 minute warm up

Complete circuit 2-3 times through

Split Squat Jumps – 10 each leg

Box Jumps – 10

Depth Jumps – 10

Lateral single leg hops – 20 seconds both legs followed by 20 seconds each leg

Front/back single leg hops – 20 seconds both legs followed by 20 seconds each leg

Spidermans – 10

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