Since we talked about cardio this week, I thought I'd share one of my favorite plyometrics workouts!
Plyometrics are quick, explosive movements designed to increase speed and power. They are great high intensity exercises for athletic performance and fat loss.
Warm-up: *It is very important to warm-up before doing plyometrics. Spend time on the foam roller and then do up to 10 minutes of light activity like walking or jogging or do some dynamic stretching.
- Complete the first exercise for 30 seconds.
- Rest for 30 seconds.
- Move on to the next exercise.
- Once you have completed each exercise one time, rest for a few minutes and repeat!
- It should take about 20 minutes total including rest periods to complete each exercise twice.
- Don't let the length fool you! It's a sweaty one :)
TIP: I find that it is easiest to use an interval timer app on your phone that beeps at you when it's time to start and stop. You can set each interval for 30 seconds.
How-To: Jump Lunges with Shoulder Press
How-To: Mountain Climbers
How-To: Star Jumps
How-To: Knee Tuck Jumps
How-To: Pile Squat Jumps
How-To: Renegade Row
Make sure you take your time and cool-down afterwards. Catch your breath before you sit down. Once you've recovered, do some static stretching.
It's best to do plyometrics only once a week since it can be very hard on your joints. If you have any questions about the best way to incorporate this into your current routine, don't hesitate to contact me!