HealthBeat® Plyometrics - Proper Use
Video features the proper use of the Health Beat outdoor exercise equipment Plyometrics station.
[video: Scene fades into a man dressed in a warm up track suit standing with a woman at the Plyometrics work out station. The station consists of three oval shaped steps at varying heights. Chris Nelson a certified fitness trainer explains the proper use of the exercise equipment.]
Chris: Here we are at the Health Beat Plyometrics station. Here we’re going to develop muscle power. Muscle power is different from strength in that with muscle power it helps develop those muscles we need for jumping, hopping and a lot of those explosive movements. Also, this station will help develop bone density as well by low impact. So first why don’t we go ahead and start off with the low impact way of using this equipment. So, what the users going to do is face the step bend the knees and go ahead and step up with one leg and then step back down very lightly.
[video: the woman faces the medium height stepper and steps up with one leg and then steps back down. The camera switches to a front view of the woman’s legs as she steps up onto the stepper. Camera pulls back for a full view of Chris standing by the woman at the Plyometrics station.]
Chris: Next for a medium impact we can go with a side step. So, we’re going to build hip strength. So, will step up to the side and step back down on the other side. And then step back up and step down with the other side.]
[video: the woman stands sideways at the stepper and steps up and plants both feet onto the stepper. She then steps down off of the stepper to the other side. The camera focuses on the woman’s legs as she sides steps up and off the stepper. The camera pulls back for a full view of Chris and the woman at the Plyometrics station.]
Chris: Next for a higher impact and more cardio vascular workout the user is going to hop up onto the step. So, you’re going to want to face the step again bend your knees slightly ad go ahead and hop onto the step. And then jump back down. And then hop back up and then hop down.
[video: the woman faces to step, she bends her knees slightly and holds her arms bent at ninety degrees. She jumps up onto the step and them back down to the ground. The camera switches to a front focused view of the woman’s legs as she does a few more jumps on and off the stepper. The camera pulls back again for a full view of Chris and the woman at the work out station.]
Chris: Also, we can do a circuit, so we can do a quarter turn and go to the next step and increase the height so that we’ll get more muscles engaged. So, the user will jump, do a quarter turn, and jump to the next step just like that.
[video: The woman faces the medium height stepper and jumps up onto the stepper. As she jumps back down she does a quarter turn away from the camera and them jumps up onto the lowest stepper in front of her. She jumps down and does another quarter turn now with her back to the camera and then jumps up onto the tallest stepper. The camera zooms in and focuses on the woman’s feet as she jumps onto the tallest stepper. The scene fades to black as she jumps down from the stepper.]
Video features the Health Beat outdoor exercise equipment Plyometrics station.
[video: scene fades into a close-up of the Plyometrics informational sign with suggested body placement and movements. Scene switches to the camera zooming out from a teenage boy as quickly side steps up onto the oval shaped medium height stepper of the Plyometrics stations. A man works out on the Cardio Stepper in front of the teenage boy while a man sits on a park bench watching them work out. Two women stretch on at the Stretch station in the background. The camera zooms in focusing on the boy’s feet as he continues to do side step ups onto the mid height stepper. Scene switches to the boy’s upper body as he laughs while jumping up onto the steppers. The camera pulls back for a full view as the boy jumps up onto the highest stepper. Scene switches to a man as he does step ups onto the highest stepper. He steps up on the stepper and lifts his opposite leg up to his chest and then steps back down. The camera switches to a close-up of the man’s feet as he does step ups onto the middle height stepper. He turns
around and steps onto the highest stepper behind him. A man off camera speaks to the man working out on the Plyometrics station.]
Man: There you go. Excellent.
[video: The camera pulls back for a full view as the man jumps on the three different high steppers. He rotates to the next stepper after jumping down while the scene fades to black.]