Sunday, July 20, 2008

Exercise of the Week: Jump Squats

There are so many variations of squats and lunges you can do, and I'm all about mixing it up. I showed these ones to Nichole this week, and I think she gave me the two thumbs up! ;) You can do these with weight or without. Start low in a squat position and jump up as high as you can fully extending your legs off the ground. As you land, land back in your squat position and avoid jarring your knees. The deeper you land into your squat the less pressure you'll feel on the knees. Do three sets of 15 of these and you should feel the burn!


The Smith Clan said...

Megs, I went to a total conditioning class at the gym today and she did a squat jump I think there were a million of them. She also did pushups until I thought I would die. The one picking up the weights you guys taught me, then also a pushup and rotation to one side, push up and rotate the body to the other side. Nice new format!!!!

Mike & Nicole said...

Question... when I do these, I feel like my thighs get bigger. Same with spin class. can it do that or is it just in my mind?

Nichole said...

I love those jumps squats. I need to do those again! Luv your new blog template so cute!