Sunday, January 18, 2009

Exercise of the Week: Jump Squats

Wanna Boost up your workout and work those legs a little bit harder? Insert a set of jump squats in between all of your sets of exercises when you're lifting weights. It will help to keep your heart rate higher, (helping you to burn more fat), and you'll be working those legs!!
Step 1: start with your feet shoulder width apart and squat down as low as you can go. Remember to keep those knees right over your ankles, don't let them extend over your toes. Sit your hips back like you're sitting in a chair. Weight in your heels.
Step 2: Explode upwards trying to get as much height as possible. As you land be sure to land into your squat absorbing the shock into your legs. Go right into step 1. Keep your abs tight the whole time. Stay controlled. Land with your weight in your heels.
Do 15-20 of these in between your regular exercises and sculpt those legs!!

2 comments:

Karrissa Winward said...

So Megan, I have a question. You put tons of cool different exercises on here but you don't actually don't do them all every time you workout right? So do you make a workout plan for the week and then switch up the exercises or what?

Megan Smith said...

Kap - this is SUCH a good question...I'll post about it! k?