Cardio Workout: Use Body Weight Exercises to Build Your Lower Half
15-Minute Beach Workout
Body-Weight Jump Squat
- Place your fingers on the back of your head and pull your elbows back so that they're in line with your body.
- Dip your knees in preparation to leap.
- Explosively jump as high as you can. When you land, immediately squat down and jump again.
Tip While the jump squat shown here is great for athletic performance, use a deeper squat when doing the exercise for fat loss. In fact, lower your body until your upper thighs are parallel to the floor (as shown in the iso-explosive body-weight jumps squat).
Tip Jump higher: Imagine that you're pushing the floor away from you as you leap.
This move has been excerpted from The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises by Adam Campbell.
This Move Works:
Calves, Core, Quadriceps