Designed to increase speed and power, it’s safe to say plyometric training hurts. It consists of explosive movements such as jumps, hops and bounds performed in quick succession.

While that sounds quite schoolyard and pleasant, can we just point out we’re talking tuck jumps and jumping lunges here. Yeah, ow.

Plyometric training boosts your muscle power, strength, balance and agility. You can either do a workout based around plyometrics, or add some plyo moves to your usual routine.