Has anyone here worked plyo into a bodybuilding routine?

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    I want to start doing some plyo, but I can't quite figure out how to work it into a bodybuilding routine (Pur's).

    I was thinking about replacing auxiliary work on leg days (ham curls, leg extensions) with plyo work, but I'm not sure about the other days.
     
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    iirc Timber does a lot of plyo stuff.
     
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    noogles OT Supporter

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    i did my plyos first on shoulder/arm days :dunno:
     
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    you can work it into pur's routine, but you have to choose what your priority will be. Plyometrics are very demanding on the CNS and may be less efficient if done at the end of an intense bodybuilding style session, but if you do them first, you may be drained before you lift weight. If you're just looking to add them in as a form of cardio then do it at the end.
     
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    size18boarder rhetorical OT Supporter

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    kinda pointless if your goal is bodybuilding. above post is correct.
     
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    Yeah...that's where my problem lies. I don't think it will completely replace cardio, but I will do slightly less cardio because of it.

    I should note that I'm cutting, so it's no big deal to do plyo for my goals.
     
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    unless you are training specifically for a sport, I usually refer to plyometric work as HIIT cardio just so I don't confuse the two. Plyometrics have very specific program guidelines and train for sport specific goals. Now if you want to go jump on boxes and do hop scotch and explosive pushups till you're blue in the face, it's HIIT cardio.
     
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    Basketball specifically, but I'm not about to go pro, so I don't need a crazy custom-tailored program. Just something that'll fit in with Pur's routine to put a few inches on my vertical/make me a little faster/more athletic while I lose weight.
     
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    might wanna check out the vertical jump bible it has plenty of routines in it combing weights and plyo
     
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