If you want to start incorporating plyometrics into your training but have no clue how to do so, then this article will definitely be able to help you accomplish that goal. You cannot just combine plyometrics randomly into your training program and expect to get some results; it actually is a science that takes some serious thought to be able to do so. If you were to just throw plyometrics into your training with no idea of why you are adding them then you would most likely end up with a training protocol that is sure to have you going in circles for years to come.
To add plyometrics into your training, you really need to know exactly what you are doing. If you plan on just adding some jumping exercises here and there and are expecting to actually make results, then you should just go ahead and give up on your training right now. To truly gain inches on your vertical jump using plyometrics then you need to know what you are doing and how to incorporate them well. To do so you must be very well read on the subject of plyometrics and you must know how to use them to increase your vertical jump. Once you are educated on the topic then you can start adding them into your program however you feel because you will know exactly why you are adding them. But since that is not the case here, it is best to just take my suggestions and try to add them in the manner that I will explain below.
When adding plyometrics, you should first start off with just simple, basic exercises. These will be just light jumping drills that will get you better coordinated in the movements and also prepare you for the more intense plyometrics that are soon to come. I recommend that you add these before each one of your workout days; you should be training about every other day. On the lower body days I advise that you have more total volume of jumps than the upper body days as these are the days you really want to make results with the plyometrics. You also don't want to go all out on the upper body days as you want them to serve as essentially just a recovery day that is also able to help you add coordination and become familiar with the movements.
Once you have finally mastered basic plyometrics you can move onto more intensive plyos such as depth jumps and continue on from there. I don't recommend that you begin using these intense plyometrics until you have achieved a great level of strength in your lower body. Until then, it is wise to just simply focus on completely mastering the low level plyometrics and watch your vertical jump continue to increase. I hope that this article helped you gain a better understanding on how you should add plyometrics into you training.