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Burn Fat By Jumping

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I have an incredible video I want to share with you, but before that, I wanted to introduce the topic of the video.  Today we are talking about a training method called plyometrics.  Plyometrics has been traditionally used mainly as a sports-specific exercise to get athletes to run faster, and jump higher.  But, in the recent years, plyos have become more mainstream, and now research is showing the fat loss benefits of plyometrics.

I do plyometrics in both MamaTone and Fit Fun Bootcamps.  Plyometrics usually involve some sort of jumping activity.  The act of exploding up, will cause your fast-twitch type II muscle fibers to activate more.  Fast-twitch type II muscle fibers, have been shown to be more metabolically active than type I slow-twitch muscle fibers which are used in most low intensity activities. Read More