Plyometric moves work beautifully for building power, snap, and muscular efficiency, which translates to just about every sport you do, including traditional endurance sports like running and cycling.
I love this move because it takes me through a range of motion I don’t get any other way. Opens up the hips, strengthens the glutes, relieves low back aches, and works the entire core.
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