Squat Jumps for added cardio & intensity
A great way to up the intensity and burn more calories when you are strength training is to intersperse cardio moves throughout your entire workout! Squat Jumps are perfect – the higher the step the more challenging! Get your heart rate up, increase your endurance and blast calories by adding 3 to 5 sets of 10 to 15 reps of the Squat Jumps in your next full body workout!
Do it Right
- Begin standing in a neutral position lengthwise on a step – feet hips distance apart, knees soft, abdominals tight & chest lifted
- Jump up & off the step – land in a squat position w/ feet on either side of the step & hands touching the step, absorb the shock with your glutes and the balls of your feet, immediately spring back up to land w/ both feet back on the middle of the step
- Continue until all reps are complete
Demonstrated by: Lisa Morrin