Oh how I love, and hate, squat jumps. They are so good for toning my legs and a killer cardio move!!! The squat jump falls into the plyometric category as it is an explosive move. These will work the glutes AKA the “butt”, thighs…actually just overall think legs and butt. 

For beginners, start with either your hands on hips or like the image to the right. (If are really new to exercise, just “jump” to your toes keeping them in contact with the ground). You can also drop your hands to your side as you jump up to help “push” you higher in the air. Want to make this a KILLER workout? Add weights. Yup, have a dumbbell in each hand (if you don’t have dumbbells…two water bottles will do! Just make sure they are the same size!).

This week’s challenge: Do 3-5 sets of 10 jump squats with 30 seconds in-between sets, three times in the next week. Be sure to have at least one day of rest in-between! So, 10 jump squats, 30 seconds rest. 10 jump squats, 30 seconds rest. Doing five sets of these, you will DEFINITELY be torching fat, all day long!

As always, check with your doctor before starting any new exercise program.

Tell me how you do!

*If you’d like more information on my on-line fitness plans, check out my Lean Bodies fitness plans!

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