“Get Results with Cardio and Core in One Exercise”
I love this cardio move because it really gets your heart rate up. By combining the trunk rotation with a squat you are not only working your lower body but also your abdominals and core. When you jump remember to explode up as high as you can. Keep it simple by eliminating the jump and just perform the squat. Aim for 8 to 15 reps interspersed throughout your next workout.
Do it Right:
- Begin standing in a neutral position w/ feet wider than hips distance apart, knees soft, abdominals tight & chest lifted, for an added challenge hold a light weight or medicine ball on chest
- Squat down keeping knees over ankles & chest lifted, simultaneously rotate right shoulder toward left knee, immediately rotate upper body back to center & explode up jumping off the ground as high as you can
- In one continuous motion, land on your toes absorbing the shock of the jump w/ the balls of your feet and your glutes
- Squat back down while simultaneously rotating your left shoulder toward your right knee