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 to 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. Be sure to watch for video for the all the details about squat jumps.
- Begin standing in a neutral position with feet hips distance apart, knees soft, abdominals tight & chest lifted
- Jump up & land in a squat position with feet wider than shoulder distance apart & hands touching the floor, absorb the shock with your gluts and the balls of your feet, immediately spring back up to land in starting position
- Continue until all reps are complete