Burn More Calories during Your Workout with Squat Jumps
Squat jumps can add intensity to any workout. One of my favorite saying is; ‘The more you move – the more calories you will burn – the better you will feel!’ This is also true when it comes to strength training. I wanted to feature a cardio move that is easy to incorporate into any fitness routine and squat jumps do just that. No equipment necessary. Do 10 – 20 squat jumps at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of your next workout or to really increase your calorie burn, you can even do a set in between each exercise. Love squat jumps because you can always make them more challenging by doing the jumps on a step or a Bosu.
Do it Right:
- Begin standing in a neutral position w/ feet hips distance apart, knees soft, abdominals tight & chest lifted
- Jump up & land in a squat position w/ feet wider than shoulder distance apart & hands touching the floor, absorb the shock with your glutes and the balls of your feet,
- Immediately spring back up to land in starting position