How do you like your exercise? Do you like it long and slow, or are you a fan of short and fast routines? If you are looking to build speed and power try using the quick and explosive movements of plyometric exercise. The great thing about plyometrics is that you can perform an entire workout routine without any equipment! With a few instructions you will get the hang of tuck jumps, skaters, squats, lunges, and other movements in no time!
Plyometric routines are a great way to kill two birds with one stone. By combining cardiovascular exercise with strength training, you will activate multiple muscle groups at the same time and utilize your whole body. Your tone and muscle definition will improve as you are burning calories to help maintain or lose weight.
When doing plyometric exercises, focus on quality over quantity. The movements are done quickly with lots of power so it is important to proceed with caution. You may consider getting advice from a fitness expert or personal trainer to ensure you are performing the movements correctly.
When you are ready for your next exercise routine, try this eight move combination:
- 10 Ankle Hops
- 5 Tuck Jumps
- 10 Skaters
- 20 Seal Jumping Jacks
- Clock Walk With Hands
- 10 Low Box Lateral Shuffle
- 10 Hand Touches
- 12 Split Jumps
Repeat the list of exercises until you have reached your desired minutes of exercise.
Click here to find instructions, plus other common plyometric movements.
It is important to fuel your body with proper nutrition for exercise routines. Here’s a pancake recipe that may be just what you need.
They smell divine as the batter bubbles, and taste just as great! Make up a large batch and place the extra in the refrigerator or freezer. When you are in need of nutritious fuel for your body, pop a few in the toaster. Enjoy!