Bodies by Design Fitness Tips
Daniel performs various plyometric exercises – explosive movements that really challenge your muscles and boost your heart rate.
This five-exercise circuit consists of plyometrics – explosive movements that are great for building strength and power while burning many calories. The first exercise is the side-to-side jump. Using a box or bench, place one foot on top of the object. Now jump up and sideways, landing on the other side of the box. As soon as you land go right back into your next jump. The second exercise is the front box jump. This is similar to move #1, but for this one you jump straight up and down off the front of the box instead of side to side over the box. The third move is the fast pivot side-to-side. It’s also similar to the first move, but this one should be performed quickly, and don’t jump as high. The fourth exercise is the forward-back lunge. Start in a lunge stance, then using your back leg step forward into a lunge, making sure your knee does not go past your toe. Then reverse the motion to perform the reverse lunge. After completing your reps on one leg, switch and do the other side. You can repeat the above leg exercises for a set number of repetitions or for a set amount of time. The fifth and final move in the circuit is an explosive pushup. Perform a pushup the traditional way but then explode and come up off the floor. When you land go right into your next pushup.