Time Course of Changes in Performance and Inflammatory Responses After Acute Plyometric Exercise

Athanasios Chatzinikolaou, et. al

Purpose: To study the inflammatory and performance responses after an acute bout of intense plyometric exercise during a prolonged recovery period.

Conclusions: Performing an acute bout of intense plyometric exercise may induce short-term muscle damage and marked but transient inflammatory responses.

IN PLAIN ENGLISH: Intense plyometric (jumping, bounding) exercises create a demand on the muscles and joints, thus sufficient recovery needs to be allowed between sessions. Likewise, consideration to other stressing exercise modes (e.g., strength training and conditioning) is required when planning a sensible training program to prevent over-training