what’s my absolute, number one favorite exercise? well i’m glad you asked, it’s the squat jump.
i love working the legs, and the squat jump is the most effective and efficient lower body exercise, in my opinion. added bonus, it requires zero equipment and you can do it anywhere!
not only does the squat jump engage the entire lower body, including the core, but it also gets your heart rate up for an effective cardio workout too.
how i incorporate the squat jump into my workouts
whether your home for the upcoming holidays or on the road, we are all in a pinch to fit in workouts over the holiday season. so when in doubt, jump squat it out!
jump squat 101
start with your feet a bit wider than shoulder-width apart. come down into a squatting position, striving to get your hip crease in line with your knee. then explode up leaving the ground with maximum effort. land softly on your toes in the squat position and repeat.
complete each exercise for 30 seconds:
standard squat jump – 30 seconds
hop scotch squat jumps – 30 seconds
burpee + plyo tuck jump – 30 seconds
repeat x 4 sets
if you like this workout, you’ll enjoy these lower body workouts too – lean legs + tight tush, plyometric power + isometric burn, stability ball lower body, leg day at the gym, 5 moves to leaner legs, 3 moves for your bikini bum, 3 moves to a better booty, lazy sunday booty special.
**for more home workouts you can do anywhere check out my move training program — 6 easy to follow, 20 minute home workout videos — get the details here.