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Our 5 Favourite Plyometric Moves

Posted on 23 June 2015

What is a Plyometric Move: Also known as "jump training" Plyometric or Plyo movements are explosive movements which use speed and power to exert maximum force on your muscles and engage multiple muscle groups at once.

Why we love them: Plyo moves stretch and contract the muscle, as well as helping get your heart rate up. This helps sculpt long lean muscles and burn fat at once - which means a lean, sculpted body. Plyo movements also help you improve speed and power which is great for sports such as sprinting, basketball, soccer etc.

Our Five Favorites:

1. Jumping Lunges

  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart
  • Jump backwards into a lunge with your left leg
  • Jump up and switch legs lunging with your right leg
  • Targets: legs and glutes
  • Pro tip - forward lunges target glutes and quads, reverse lunges target just the glutes (for an extra booty burn)

2. Plie Jump Squat

  • Start with feet slightly wider than shoulder width pointing outwards
  • Jump upwards with toes pointed and tap heels together
  • Land in a low squat position
  • Stand upright squeezing your glutes
  • Targets:butt and legs

3. Straddle Jumps

  • Start in a plank position with feet together
  • Jump both feet to the left and towards your left hand
  • Jump both feet back to centre
  • Jump both feet to the right and towards your right hand
  • Targets: shoulders, triceps, abs and legs

4. Tuck Jumps

  • Start in an upright position with feet shoulder width apart
  • Jump up tucking knees into the chest
  • Targets: butt and legs

5. Burpees

  • Start in a plank position
  • Do a push up
  • Jump your feet to your hands
  • Jump up, clapping above your head
  • Jump back down into a plank position
  • Targets: Everything!

 

Try it as a workout

Perform 30 seconds of each 3 times through

1. Jumping Lunges

2. Walking Lunges

3. Jumping Plie Squats

4. Bodyweight Squats

5. Straddle Jumps

6. Mountain Climbers

7. Tuck Jumps

8. Burpees


 

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