Saturday, March 10, 2012


Plyometrics is a method of exercise also called jump training. It uses workout moves combined with height, gravity, and resistance to get your heart rate up and burn lots of calories fast. 

Try these three moves. Repeat the three as many times as you can in 1 minute three to four days a week. 
Plyo-Pushups: Drop into a pushup and from the low end of the movement shoot yourself up as high as you can, lifting your hands off the floor. Fall forward again and land back into a pushup position. Lower down. You can do this exercise in a modified pushup position on your knees.
Plié Jumps: With your legs wider than hips width apart in a plié position, turn toes out to a 45-degree angle. When bent, knees should track over the heel or shoelaces. Sink the legs down into a plié, then jump straight up into the air. Point the toes, straighten the legs, and sink right into the plié upon landing.

Squat Jacks: Jump wide into a jumping jack position, then lower into a wide-leg squat with your arms raised over your head or resting at the back of your head. 

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