The crack of the bat, the smack of a 90 mph fastball hitting the catcher’s glove, the call of the home plate umpire, Steeerriiiiikkeeee!!!!
These are all signs of Baseball Spring Training, which means that Spring is on its way and it is time to consider upgrading your fitness center with fresh equipment and training ideas. This month we are celebrating America’s favorite pastime. No, not college basketball, but baseball! And we’re stepping up to the plate with our favorite piece of equipment for this month, the Plyo Steps!
Plyo Steps are specially engineered tools for plyometric exercises. Plyometric exercises are based around having a muscle exert maximum force in as short a time as possible, rapidly stretching the muscle and then rapidly shortening it. Plyometric exercises were first introduced to western athletes by former U.S. Olympic long distance runner Fred Wilt. As opposed to American athletes at the time who prepared for races only with static stretching, Wilt noticed the highly competitive Russian runners execute jumps in their warm-ups prior to track and field events.
As a result of the high intensity of plyometric exercises, it is important to always use the appropriate equipment when performing this training. Plyo Steps are designed with pyramid shaped bases to prevent toppling, and rubber tops to guard against slippage. According to the American Council on Exercise, properly executed plyometric exercise can improve muscle strength, increase vertical jump, and reduce the force of impact on joints. Athletes who train using Plyometric exercise can improve their acceleration, balance, agility, and bone density, all qualities that belong in your gym too.
You don’t have to be a Olympian or a Major Leaguer to work plyometric exercises into your exercise routine. You only need as set of Plyo Steps from Fit Communities. Starting at $74 for the 12″ step up to 42″, we also have brand new 3-sided wood Plyo Step (20″, 24″, 30″) for just $140. And now through Opening Day (April 1st, 2013), you can get get them on sale for a $5 discount on each Plyo Step purchased! It’s time to batter up and add Plyo Steps to your fitness studio!
Also, check out our sales on Plyo Step Bundles!
- Plyo Step Starter Set (12″, 18″, 24″ and 30″ steps)
- Plyo Step Full Set (12″, 18″, 24″,30″, 36″ and 42″ steps)
Plus, this just in!
A 3-Sided Wood Pylo Step