Take the squat challenge to the next level! Get more out of your squats with these five takes on the traditional move, provided by our PTs.
180 degree squat jumps
Prepare to feel the burn. This is your standard squat jump but with a 180-degree twist. By adding a rotating jump you are challenging your legs to jump more explosively using more energy and more muscle power.
Engage your core to initiate this movement. Start with a normal bodyweight squat remembering to keep your heels on the ground while bending at the hips, keeping your chest upright until your thighs are parallel to the floor. It’s important to make sure you consciously try to move your knees apart so they don’t cave in.
When you reach the bottom of the squat, explosively jump up, rotating your entire body to face in the opposite direction and landing in a squat position.
Repeat and jump back to face your starting position.
Repeat for 10-15 reps.
Workout: Personal trainer and holistic health coach Valeria Ramirez of The Well Nest.
Images: Blake Pearl