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08-02-2017

Unleash These 4 Awesome Plyometric Moves In Your Next Workout

Katie Uhran

By Katie Uhran, ACKTIVE LIFE

Last month we talked about some ways to get out of your workout slump, and I thought that talking about plyometrics this month would be another great way to not only help you get out of your workout slump, but also a great way to try something NEW – shock your body, get your heart rate up, and scorch calories.

I will be the first to admit that plyometrics are definitely not my favorite exercises. I honestly cannot stand them, but they get the job done. I will avoid burpees at all cost, but when I need to switch things up and challenge myself, well, these plyometrics do just that. All of these plyometrics are perfect to incorporate into your next workout, wherever you see fit. So give them a go! Unleash your awesome and let me know if you have any questions.

    • Burpees – Just watch the video to see how these are performed. If you do not want to include the push-up, just jump back into a push-up position. Do what works for you. Both will get the job done, so do what feels most comfortable. I like to add the push-up in, because I am ALWAYS working on building up my upper body strength.

    • Squat Jumps – Always a classic move to include when you are bored of squats. Remember to keep the weight in your heels. Engage your core, squat down, and explode off the ground, using your arms and legs. As soon as your feet touch the ground, explode off the ground again, until all repetitions are complete.

    • Frog Jumps – We do this move a lot in yoga, and it is fun! It is great for building shoulder, core, and leg strength. It is also helpful to prep you for handstand, which I will nail one of these days. Keep your hands flat on the ground with your shoulders aligned with your wrists. Make sure to keep your feet touching and knees your wide. Kick up as high as you can and then land softly. Repeat until all repetitions have been completed.

    • Alternating Lunge Jumps – Stay light on your feet with your core engaged. Perform a regular lunge and explode off the ground. As soon as you land back on the ground, alternate and explode off the ground again. Keep repeating until you have completed the necessary repetitions. ​

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