Burn More Calories with Heart Smart Cardio
Squat Jumps on a Step
Burn more calories throughout your strength training workouts by incorporating this “Heart Smart Cardio Move” in between each exercise. Squat Jumps are challenging, so if you’re a beginner start without a step. As you progress up the intensity and do the squat jumps on a step then a higher step or on a Bosu. Remember when performing any kind jumps always absorb the shock of the jump with your glutes and your toes.
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